HC Deb 30 March 1886 vol 304 c250
MR. H. CAMPBELL (Fermanagh, S.)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether it is the fact that there is no telegraph station at Rosslea, county Fermanagh, which is the market town for a large and thickly populated district; is it true that, in sending telegrams, the people of this locality have to travel to Clones, a distance of several miles, at considerable expense and inconvenience; and, whether the Postmaster General will consider the advisability of establishing a telegraph office at this place?


The nearest telegraph station to Rosslea is Clones, which is five miles distant. The Postmaster General has recently had inquiry made, with a view of ascertaining whether he would be justified in establishing a telegraph office at Rosslea, and he regrets to find that the estimate of revenue falls very far short of the expense. It is, therefore, not in his power to establish an office there. It is in his power, however, to establish an office, if a guarantee is forthcoming. An offer to establish an office at a £49 guarantee has been made to the inhabitants.