HC Deb 08 July 1919 vol 117 c1626W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can now extend the telephone service to Cushendall; whether he is aware that before the War this question was raised, but refused on the grounds that the poles would not carry an extra wire; whether during the War two additional wires were added for the use of the Admiralty, and are still on; and whether, in view of the great inconvenience suffered by the business people and visitors through lack of telephonic communication, he will now take steps to have that service extended to Cushendall?


Before the War the difficulty in providing a telephone service at Cushendall was due to the cost. Tile possibility of utilising for a public service the wires provided during the War for the Admiralty is being considered, and I will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as I am in a position to do so.