§ 51. Mr. MESSER
asked the Postmaster-General why he refuses to sanction the laying of telegraph wires underground in the borough of Stoke Newington; and if he is aware that his decision will necessitate the erection of telegraph posts on footways in Springfield Road, Aden Grove, Shakespeare Road, Cowper Road, and Milton Road, Stoke Newington, and 232 that the erection of these posts will meet with the opposition of the Stoke Newington Borough Council?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
Underground lines have been and are being laid in Stoke Newington wherever financial considerations warrant that course. A certain amount of overhead plant must, however, be erected where wholly underground construction would involve unremunerative capital expenditure; and it is for this reason that posts are being erected in the roads named, with the consent of the borough council.