§ Mr. T. JOHNSTON
asked the Postmaster-General if he can explain the cause of the delay in laying down the 1192W telephone cable between Balfron, Buchlyvie, Kippen, Gargunnock, and Stirling, decided upon two years ago; and if he will expedite this work?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
No telephone cable is being laid between the places named. The establishment of exchanges at Buchlyvie and Kippen by running overhead lines to Glasgow and Stirling, respectively, was authorised during the latter part of March. A considerable amount of work is involved, and is being expedited. Gargunnock was canvassed for subscribers at the same time as Kippen, but the necessary support for an exchange could not be found there.