§ MR. R. PURVIS (Peterborough)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether, having regard to the fact that the Secretary of the General Post Office promised, by letter of the 22nd of last July, to give careful consideration to the claims of Peterborough to be made one of the towns connected with the system of telephones by trunk wire communication, the Postmaster General is now prepared to so connect that city with the system?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HANBURY,) Preston
A further application, dated the 17th instant has been received from the Town Clerk, and is being considered at the same time as the question of the connection of Peterborough with the trunk telephone system. The Postmaster General regrets that he is not yet in a position to say whether the large expense which, he finds, would be involved, would be justified. Hut when the Inquiry is completed he will communicate with the hon. Member.