HC Deb 15 February 1875 vol 222 cc311-2

asked the Postmaster General, If he will explain to the House on what grounds he refuses to establish a postal telegraph office at the town of Ballinamore, county Leitrim, in accordance with a resolution of the Grand Jury of the county, and in compliance with Petitions sent from several Boards of Poor Law Unions, supported by the chairman and magistrates of the county, and the police authorities of the district?


, in reply, said, that an application for the establishment of the postal telegraph office referred to in the Question, had been refused, because it appeared on careful inquiry that the revenue which would accrue from such an office was not likely to defray the working expenses. If, however, any local arrangement could be made to pay those expenses, the Government would be happy to grant a liberal discount on all public messages from the office.