HC Deb 09 September 1887 vol 321 cc7-8
MR. J. O'CONNOR(for Mr. FLYNN) (Cork, N.)

asked the Postmaster General, If Mr. Thomas Beggs, Postmaster of Ballyclare, County Antrim, fills the positions of licensed conveyancer, petty sessions clerk, stamp distributor, and rent agent; whether the discharge of the duties of these positions interferes with the satisfactory execution of his postal duties; whether he is aware that on the 19th ultimo the mail train was delayed a considerable time at Ballyclare, owing to the late delivery of the mails; whether the mails which should arrive in Belfast at 7 P.M. in time for the ordinary mail steamers, owing to similar delays at Ballyclare, frequently fail to arrive until 9 P.M., being thus late for the steamers; and, whether he will inquire into the delay complained of by several traders in Ballyclare?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

, in reply, said, that he had asked for a Report from Dublin on the subject of this Question, and it would be some days yet before the necessary inquiries were completed and the Report made. He was also making inquiry as to the alleged delay of the mails between Ballyclare and Belfast.