§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in the event of the trunk telephone system being introduced into Mullingar, an extension will be made to Longford and Cavan on receiving from the local authorities of these districts a guarantee; and, if so, will he direct that a communication be addressed to both bodies pointing out the sum to be guaranteed and the number of private subscribers required in order that steps may be taken to get these guarantees given?
§ Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON
I shall be happy to quote terms for extensions of the trunk telephone system to Longford and Cavan if guarantees are forthcoming for extensions to Mullingar and Clones on which the extensions asked for are dependent. I am ascertaining the precise terms and will communicate them to the local authorities' concerned as soon as possible.