§ MR. MARUM (Kilkenny, N.)
asked the Postmaster General, When he will be in a position to give a favourable response to the Memorial addressed to him some time past by the inhabitants of the town of Urlingford, in the County of Kilkenny, requesting direct telegraphic communication as therein, and for the reasons therein set forth?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)
In October, 1885, my Predecessor considered the question of opening a telegraph office at Urlingford; and, after full inquiries, caused the Memorialists to be informed through the hon. Member that, as it was estimated that the revenue of the office would apparently fall very far short of the working expenses, it was out of his power to establish the office, unless a guarantee was forthcoming. The amount of the guarantee was fixed at £43 per annum for seven years.