§ MR. ION HAMILTON
asked the Postmaster General, Whether he will provide for an after collection of Letters on Sundays within the township of Rathmines (county Dublin), at a sufficiently early hour to enable Letters to catch the 453 English and Provincial Mails; and, whether he can arrange to have Telegrams delivered free of charge within the boundaries of the said township?
§ MR. FAWCETT
At the present time, in the town districts of Dublin, there is no collection of letters on Sunday afternoon, and, so far as I am aware, there has been no demand for such a collection. This being the case, I do not think it would be expedient to treat Rathmines in this respect exceptionally. With regard to the latter part of the hon. Member's Question, I may explain that under the regulations framed pursuant to the Telegraph Acts, telegrams, when they are delivered at a distance beyond one mile from any telegraph office other than a head post-office, are charged porterage. In these circumstances, I am sorry that it would not be possible to give a free delivery of telegrams in those portions of Rathmines which lie beyond a radius of one mile from the Rathmines post-office.