§ MR. J. G. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether, having regard to the fact that a guarantee of £55 per annum was required in order to secure a telegraph extension to Glenelg, and that the first year's working showed a surplus of revenue over expenditure, will greater care be taken in future in the preparation of estimates for telegraph extensions in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HANBURY,) Preston
I am not aware that the officers of the Post Office can be charged with any want of care in the preparation of estimates for telegraph extensions, but if the hon. Member can suggest any means of finding out beforehand with certainty whether any particular extension in such districts will, be remunerative, the Postmaster General will be glad to hear from him on the subject.