HC Deb 09 May 1889 vol 335 cc1543-4
Mr. CLANCY (Dublin Co., N.)

asked the Postmaster General whether it is a fact that recently the principal inhabitants of the district of the Crumlin Road, in the county Dublin, petitioned for the establishment of a post office on the Crumlin Road; whether the application was refused on the grounds that the inhabitants had already sufficient postal accommodation; and, whether he is aware that in this portion of the county of Dublin there is an area of about 28 square miles without any office for the purchase, by the public, of stamps or postal orders; and, if so, whether he will re-consider his decision in this case and take steps to grant the inhabitants of the district referred to the postal facilities asked for in their petition.

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

I am not aware whether the area of the county of Dublin outside the city without a Post Office is accurately stated by the hon. Member, but I know that there is a Post Office where Stamps and Postal Orders can be purchased only about one-third of a mile from the part of the Crumlin Road, where a new post office was asked for, and where there is already a pillar box for the posting of letters. I understand that the district is thinly inhabited, and there is but little Postal business done in it; and after further careful consideration there appears to be no sufficient reason for altering the decision previously arrived at.