HC Deb 01 April 1889 vol 334 c1238

asked the Postmaster General whether representations had reached him of the insufficiency of the number of deliveries of letters in the populous district of Aughacashel, five miles from the Drumshanbo Post Office, County Leitrim, which was only three per week; whether the postmaster of the office at Drumshanbo had the power of regulating the deliveries; whether the cost for the daily delivery of letters would amount to more than 7s. per week; and whether arrangements could be made for the daily delivery of letters in the district?


It is true that the official delivery of letters at Aughacashel is at present restricted, as the hon. Member states, to three days a week, but even this accommodation entails an expenditure which more than absorbs the revenue derived from the letters, and I regret that I should not be justified in sanctioning a post six days a week, although the cost would probably not exceed the sum mentioned by the hon. Member, unless the deficiency is guaranteed by the residents.