HC Deb 16 May 1895 vol 33 cc1332-3
MR. P. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that a resolution was passed by the Wexford Board of Guardians on Saturday last, pointing out that there is great dissatisfaction in the Bannow district owing to the decision of the postal authorities to erect a telephone in Bannow Post Office, and not a telegraph for which the ratepayers gave a guarantee of £35 a year; that there is not one word about a telephone in the deed signed on behalf of the Wexford Board of Guardians and the postal authorities; and that the guarantee was given for a telegraph only; and, whether, under the circumstances, he will advise the postal authorities to carry out their part of the contract?


As I informed the hon. Member in reply to his previous question, there has been no departure from the terms of the contract for a telegraph office at Bannow. The telephone is a telegraph both in law and in fact, and is largely used for ordinary telegraph purposes.