HC Deb 09 June 1890 vol 345 c327
MR. KNOX (Cavan, W.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he could state what sum of money was received for telegrams despatched from and to the office at Kilnaleck, in County Cavan, during the past year; what was the extra cost occasioned by the telegraph to Kilnaleck during that time; and what sum of money has been demanded from the guarantors, and for how many years are they still liable?


The Kilnaleck office was opened for telegraph business under a guarantee of £39 a year for seven years from the 7th May, 1889. The guarantors are, therefore, still liable for six years from that date. The receipts for the past year amounted to £18 10s. 8d., and the difference between that sum and £39, namely, £20 9s. 4d., has been demanded from the guarantors. The value of received telegrams is not in any case taken into account. The extra cost for the year is represented by the amount of the guarantee, namely, £39.