§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has received a resolution from the Sligo Corporation, asking for the instalment of the trunk telephone, not from Enniskillen, but from Dublin, viâ Mullingar, Longford, Boyle, and Carrick-on-Shannon; whether he is aware that this instalment loops up towns with many commercial joint interests, and therefore would be the more likely to be profitable; and will he now direct a further inquiry, with a view to making the connection from Dublin to Sligo direct, viâ Mullingar and Longford?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I have received a copy of the resolution passed by the Sligo Corporation to which the hon. Member refers. An extension of the telephone system from Mullingar to Sligo would be much more costly than the extension from Enniskillen, which forms the basis of the guarantee agreement into which I have entered with the Sligo Harbour Commissioners and others, and from which I am not prepared to depart.