§ MR. H. CAMPBELL (Fermanagh, S.)
asked the Postmaster General, Whether the telegraph wire connecting Brooksborough with Lisnaskea is erected within a few yards of Maguiresbridge, county Fermanagh; and, if so, will he 589 accommodate the people of the locality by opening a telegraph office at Maguiresbridge?
§ THE POSTMASTEE GENEEAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)
In reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that the wire which serves Brooks-borough and Lisnaskea serves also several other offices, and would not bear the addition of Maguiresbridge. I have had inquiry made as to the most economical way of extending the telegraph to Maguiresbridge; but I regret to find that the revenue which it is estimated would be derived from the office would not cover the working expenses. It is not within my power, therefore, to establish a telegraph office, unless a guarantee be forthcoming to secure the Post Office against loss. The guarantee would have to be fixed at £34 a-year, under an agreement for seven years.