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Telephone Service

Volume 65: debated on Tuesday 28 July 1914

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69.

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can now give the result of the inquiry which was being made last April into the question of providing a telephone exchange for Crich?

I have arranged for the opening of a call office at Crich, and I am prepared to consider the question of providing an exchange also if sufficient support can be obtained.

70.

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is now in a position to state what arrangement has been made for connecting the hotel at Parknasilla by telephone with the Post Office at Sneem, county Kerry; and whether he can give an undertaking that the connection will be in full working order at latest by next Whitsuntide?

The terms quoted have now been accepted, and instructions have been given that the circuit is to be provided not later than the date mentioned.

73.

asked the Postmaster-General if he can state the number of telephone subscribers in Aberdeen who are tenants or feuars of the Harbour Commissioners; and the gross annual sum paid by these subscribers for telephone service?

The number of telephone subscribers in Aberdeen who are tenants or feuars of the Harbour Commissioners is 165, and the gross annual sum paid by these subscribers for telephone service is £2,870.

Is it the case that the Postmaster-General has lately threatened to withdraw the service from those subscribers in consequence of a dispute, they had with the Harbour Commissioners in regard to rent?