§ MAJOR DARWIN (Staffordshire, Lichfield)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether, considering the large population of Chasetown, Norton Canes, and Hammerwick, in Staffordshire, telegraph offices could be opened at these places?
§ MR. A. MORLEY
I understand from a letter which the hon. Member has written since he gave notice of he is question, that he desires that Burntwood should be substituted for Hammerwick. I regret that it is not in my power to establish a telegraph office at either Chasetown, Norton Canes, or Burntwood, except under guarantee, because the revenue which, it is estimated, would be derived from the offices falls far short of the annual expenditure. If the hon. Member thinks that guarantees would be forthcoming to secure the Post Office against loss, perhaps he will be so good as to communicate with me.