§ DR. R. AMBROSE (Mayo, W.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General if his attention has been called to the inconvenience experienced by the public in the district of Louisburgh, West Mayo, owing to the want of a telegraph station at Louisburgh, the nearest station being 12 miles; and in view of the fact that it has been contemplated to connect Clare Island by telegraph with the mainland, and also considering the important fishery developments that are being made along Clew Bay, he will sec that a telegraph station is established at Louisburgh, which is the nearest point to Clare Island?
§ * THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. A. MORLEY,) Nottingham, E.
I fear I can add little to the answer which was given by my Predecessor last year. The expense would far exceed the revenue, and, under the regulations which have been laid down by the Treasury for the guidance of my Department, a Telegraph Office could not be established at Louisburgh unless a guarantee were forthcoming. The question of connecting Clare Island is one for the consideration of the Royal Commission; but, so far as I am aware, they have not at present made any recommendation on the subject.