§ MR. A. WILLIAMSON (Elgin and Nairn)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he has yet come to a decision as to the best means of providing telephonic communication with Grantown; and, if so, when it is expected that operations will be commenced.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets, Poplar
The best means of providing telephonic communication with Grantown would be by a new line from Inverness. The line might be useful also as forming part of a direct route for the main trunk lines between Inverness and the South, but the cost would be great and further inquiry is necessary before definite proposals can be made. It may be necessary to ask for a guarantee in respect of the expense of serving Grantown before the work can be undertaken.