HC Deb 09 May 1895 vol 33 cc809-10

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that a telephone is being erected in Bannow Post Office, county Wexford, instead of a telegraph, for which the ratepayers of the district gave a guarantee; whether he is aware that the ratepayers are dissatisfied to give a guarantee for a telephone; and whether any guarantee is required for a telephone; and, if so, will he recommend that the original agreement between the ratepayers and the postal authorities be carried out?


There has been no departure from the terms of the agreement for a Telegraph Office at Bannow. The guarantee was based on the assumption that the instrument would be a telephone, which is being largely used at country telegraph offices, and in many cases is the most suitable instrument for the purpose.

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