HC Deb 28 April 1891 vol 352 cc1599-600
MR. THORBURN (Peebles and Selkirk)

postponed until Thursday a question —To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the Government have come to any decision in response to the urgent desire expressed by all classes of the community in Selkirkshire for increased telegraphic communication in that county; whether he is aware that there is at present only a few miles within the confines of the county which enjoys telegraphic communication; whether he is aware that in many parts of the county it is necessary, in cases of illness, to send distances ranging from 10 to 20 miles, and in some cases greater distances, for a doctor; and whether, looking to what Government is doing for the Highlands and Islands in Scotland in the way of telegraphic facilities, the Treasury will consider favourably the claims of Selkirkshire to increased telegraphic communication?

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