asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he is now in a position to state when telephone extension to Kilcock, Co. Kildare, will be made.

I am glad to be able to inform the Deputy that after several visits to Kilcock, Co. Kildare, the Telephone Canvassing Officer recently succeeded in obtaining 12 prospective subscribers for a Telephone Exchange at that place. With this support the project can be proceeded with, and steps will be taken to put the work in hand with the least possible delay.

Will the Minister say what was the estimated cost of the canvass per subscriber?

Or the cost of the visits?

Is this the first inquiry the Minister has had from Kilcock?

No, it is not.