§ Sir A. HOLBROOK
asked the Postmaster-General why his Department has refused an application for a rural party line, made in accordance with the conditions laid down in the General Poet Office circular, by prospective subscribers at Penton-Mewsey for connection with the Andover Telephone Exchange; and whether he will now take steps to expedite the installation of the service, negotiations for which have been proceeding for several months?
Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMPSON
I am having inquiry made in the matter and will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend as soon as possible.