§ MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Why the Postal Telegraph station at Bundoran Junction was recently closed, first for the delivery of telegrams and afterwards for their receipt for transmission; and, whether, having regard to the great inconvenience caused thereby, he will cause the office at Bundoran Junction to be re-opened?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER) (Wolverhampton, E.)
, in reply, said, the telegraph business was transacted at Bundoran Junction Station, on behalf of the Post Office, by the Great Northern Railway of Ireland. The delivery of messages was discontinued in May, 1882, at the request of the Railway Company, because they were unable to spare their porters or obtain messengers; and the collection of messages was stopped in December last also, at the instance of the Railway Company, because they were unable to make satisfactory arrangements for signalling telegrams. The number of messages dealt with at Bundoran was not sufficient to justify the opening of a telegraph office by the Post Office.