§ SIR JOHN LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether the electric cables for the pipes which are now laid between Carlisle and Glasgow are likely to be drawn in, and the telegraphic communication completed with Glasgow, before the stormy period of the equinoctial gales; and whether it is in contemplation to extend the underground cables to Dundee and Aberdeen.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Lord STANLEY, Lancashire, Westhoughton)
The orders for the Carlisle to Glasgow cable were given at the earliest possible moment in this financial year, and were placed with three different makers in order to expedite delivery, but they will not be completed by the equinox. It is not in contemplation to extend the underground line to Dundee and Aberdeen at present.