HC Deb 01 April 1889 vol 334 c1227

asked the Postmaster General whether a great increase had taken place in the number of letters distributed at Bauravilla (near Skibbereen); whether representations have reached him that the present postal delivery is defective and causes much inconvenience to the inhabitants of the district; and whether he will cause a sub-post office to be opened at Bauravilla?

*THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES,) University of Cambridge

The correspondence for Bauravilla is very small in amount, and I am afraid that there has been no increase since the question of the Postal Service was last examined. Applications have been made to me for an improvement of the service, but the cost of the present arrangements already exceeds the revenue, and I regret that I am unable to increase the existing deficiency by going to the expense of establishing a Post Office at Bauravilla.