§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
To ask the Postmaster-General if he will explain why there is not a telegraph office at Streamstown, county Westmeath, although there is a railway station and small village and a number of private residences in the neighbourhood; and will he direct that an office be opened at the railway station for the receipt and despatch of telegrams if same cannot be done in the local post office.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) Application for a telegraph office at Steamstown was last made in December, 1902, and my predecessor offered to establish it under guarantee, but the offer was not accepted. At the railway station telegrams are despatched and received; but the company have hitherto been unable to deliver them outside the station premises. I will inquire whether the circumstances are in any way altered, and let the hon. Member know.