§ MR. LLEWELLYN (Somerset, N.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he can now give a more favourable reply to the request made early in this year by the inhabitants of Bishop's Sutton, a village in North Somerset, for the establishment of a postal telegraph office; and whether, considering the great inconvenience felt in the neighbourhood owing to present arrangements, he will accept as a guarantee a more reasonable sum than that hitherto demanded?
§ *THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES, Cambridge University)
The question of guarantees for telegraph offices is at present under the consideration of the Treasury, and I am not, therefore, in a position to give the hon. Member any further information than that which was communicated to him a short time ago by letter. I shall be very glad, if I find myself in a position, to accept reduced guarantees. Perhaps my hon. Friend may not have observed that the Post Office Bill which has passed this House will enable a Rural Sanitary Authority to become the guarantors in these cases.