asked the Postmaster-General when he expects the Wallington, Surrey, telephone exchange to be con- verted to an automatic service; and if he will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend is planning to convert the Wallington manual exchange, to automatic working, with S.T.D., in 1968. Work on the new exchange building will start immediately. The new automatic equipment is being manufactured and installation will start as soon as the new building is ready.