HC Deb 13 March 1888 vol 323 cc1065-6
MR. P. O'BRIEN (Monaghan, N.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether he has received a Memorial on behalf of the inhabitants of Knockatallon, County Monaghan, praying for the establishment of a sub-post office; whether he is aware that Knockatallon is the centre of a thickly-populated district, and that Scotstown, which is the nearest post office, is four miles distant; and, whether he will provide a sub-post office in the district?

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

I have received an application for the establishment of a post office in Knockatallon; but I regret to say that the letters are too few in number to cover the cost of a post office. There is already a post to Knockatallon, and all available revenue was spent in increasing its frequency from three to five days in the week, and I will inquire whether this can be extended to six days.