MR. O'KEEFFE (Limerick)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, if, in accordance with the resolutions of the Limerick Harbour Commissioners recently sent to him, he will recommend the extension of the trunk telephone system to Ennis and Kilrush from Limerick; and if he will similarly extend the same service to Kilkee, county Clare?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HANBURY,) Preston
There is no exchange either at Kilrush or Kilkee, and it is, therefore, premature to provide a trunk wire. At Ennis there is an exchange, and the Postmaster-General has offered to provide a trunk wire under a guarantee from the Telephone Company, who, however, do not see their way to give it. The number of subscribers are so small that a trunk wire to that place could not be given without guarantee.