Whipps Cross Exchange, Leyton

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th May 1954.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton 12:00 am, 12th May 1954

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General when it is anticipated that the new automatic telephone exchange will be constructed and in use at Whipps Cross, Leyton; and, in consequence, what adjustments and extensions are likely to affect the local telephone service.

Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

Whipps Cross, Leyton, is served by Leytonstone and Keystone exchanges. A new exchange to serve part of this area is to be provided, but it will not be ready for some time. Meanwhile, the existing exchanges will be extended as required to met development. It is hoped to connect some 1,000 additional lines in Leyton during the current financial year.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton

Does that mean that a new name is to be given to the exchange? Can he give some idea when the building is likely to be finished, seeing that it is next door to my house?

Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

I am sorry that we cannot serve the hon. Gentleman a little better than that. A new exchange is to be provided to serve the Coppermill subscribers. So far as I know, no name has yet been given to it.