HC Deb 08 July 1887 vol 317 cc220-1
COLONEL BLUNDELL (Lancashire, S.W., Ince)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether it is a fact that the telegraph service has been stopped throughout the Lancashire and Yorkshire line; and, if so, why this has been done?


also asked the right hon. Gentleman, Whether his attention has been called to the serious inconvenience occasioned to traders and others by the sudden withdrawal from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company of the privilege of forwarding and receiving the telegrams of private individuals; and, whether the Post Office will take steps, by putting up additional wires or otherwise, to replace the service so discontinued, and, in the meantime, will suspend the prohibition?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

With reference to the Question of the hon. Member, and also to the further Question which the hon. Member for Preston has proposed to ask me, I may state that I had an interview last evening with the Directors and Manager of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company; and that following thereon there seems reason to expect that an arrangement will be arrived at, and that I shall be able to give instructions for the re-opening of the stations on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway for the transaction of public telegraph business on Wednesday next,