HC Deb 24 November 1884 vol 294 cc240-1

asked the Postmaster General, On what grounds telegraphic communication has not been extended to Shercock, county Cavan, where a market is held weekly and a large fair once every month, and which is also situated in the midst of a populous district and is eight miles from the nearest telegraph station; and, whether, in view of the reduced tariff for telegrams coming into operation, any steps will be taken to extend to Shercock the benefits which smaller places derive from having telegraphic communication extended to them?


In reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that application for a telegraph office at Shercock was made in the year 1881, and was refused, on the ground that the revenue which it was estimated would be derived from such an office would fall very far short of the working expenses. As three years have since elapsed, it is possible that the circumstances may have altered; and I will, therefore, have renewed inquiry made, and communicate the result to the hon. Member.