§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the Postmaster-General whether any steps have recently been taken to link up the towns between Dublin and Sligo on the grand trunk telephone, as promised years ago by the late Mr. Hanbury and subsequently by the right hon. Member for Worcester when Postmaster-General?
§ Mr. BUXTON
I am in correspondence with the Treasury as to the acceptance of a local guarantee for the extension of the trunk telephone system to Sligo. I am not aware of any pledge on the subject having been given as suggested by the hon. Member.
§ Mr. FARRELL
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider whether it would be better to take the line viâ Belfast instead of Dublin?