§ MR. M'CARTAN (Down. S.)
asked the Postmaster General, Whether he has yet completed arrangements by which the people of Newtownards, Downpatrick, Newcastle, and intermediate towns, will be enabled to reply to letters from England on day of delivery; and, if not, whether, considering the urgent necessity for the increased postal accommodation, he will take steps to have the new arrangements made and entered into without further delay?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)
I am fully alive to the importance which the localities interested attach to an improved service; but it is necessary that further information, which is now being collected, shall be in my possession before a definite decision can be arrived at. My hon. and gallant Friend the Member for North Down (Colonel Waring) some weeks ago called my attention to this matter, and I have since been giving it my careful consideration