§ MR. MAURICE HEALY(for Sir THOMAS ESMONDE) (Dublin Co., S.)
asked the Postmaster General, How it came about that all the summonses to witnesses for the defence in the recent case between Mr. Hazley, the Postmaster of Blackrock, and Mr. Little, which were detained in the Blackrock Post Office, managed to slip into the same newspaper; and, if the newspaper was delivered in the ordinary course of post; and, if so, what is the explanation of the mistake not being discovered in time?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)
In answer to the hon. Baronet's further Question, I have to explain that all the subpoenas were in one envelope. The newspaper into which the letter containing them slipped was delivered at its address in the ordinary course on the 14th of April. The letter, however, was not given back from that address till the 16th.