§ Mr. T. M. HEALY
asked the Postmaster-General whether, as a military measure, no telephones were allowed to be used during the rebellion in Dublin for private purposes; were any exceptions made; and in whose favour?
Mr. PIKE PEASE
The use of the local telephone service in Dublin was reserved for military and official purposes only from 24th April to 7th May under instructions from the military authorities. No record was kept of local calls, but we do not know of any private calls having been exceptionally allowed.
§ Mr. HEALY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether any record has been preserved of the nature and number of the telephone messages sent from Dublin Castle during the rebellion by the late Under-Secretary, Sir M. Nathan, to the Member for East Mayo, and through what subscriber was communication maintained?