HC Deb 02 August 1888 vol 329 cc1212-3
MR. COX (Clare, E.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether the post office which for the last 30 years was held in the village of Kilmore, County Roscommon, has recently been changed from there to a public-house half a mile distant; whether the wishes of the people within the postal district have been consulted; if so, how; on what date was the resignation of the late Postmistress made known; when was her successor appointed, and if an opportunity was afforded eligible persons in the village of Kilmore to apply for the appointment; and, whether, in view of the fact that the granting of a post office to be held on licensed premises is contrary to the Regulations, and that the new site is objectionable and inconvenient to the people of the district, he will direct that the office be re-opened in Kilmore?

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

, in reply, said, no appointment had yet been made to the post office at Kilmore. The late Postmistress resigned on June 30, and on July 4 the office was placed in the temporary charge of the present occupant. The house was a public-house; but the post office was shut off from the licensed premises. The house was in a convenient position. Inquiry was now being made as to the qualification of the candidates, and care would be taken to appoint a suitable person.


, having lived in the place all his life, assured the Postmaster General that he was entirely mistaken in saying that the post office was in a convenient position.