HC Deb 07 August 1890 vol 348 cc100-1
MR. JOHN REDMOND (Wexford, N.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that great inconvenience is caused to the people in and around Clondaw, County Wexford, through defective postal accommodation, owing to the fact that, under the present arrangement, letters for the district are brought from Ferns, five miles distant, and that the letters of persons who do not happen to meet the postman are left with a local shopkeeper, who keeps them only to oblige his neighbours, and who is not responsible for their safety; and that, in consequence of the risk attaching to this arrangement, many people who expect communications of importance prefer to go to Enniscorthy or Ferns, four or five miles distant; whether he is aware that the district round Clondaw is very populous, and that increased facilities would probably increase postal business to such an extent as to more than counterbalance the outlay required in order to make adequate accommodation; whether it is a fact that adequate postal accommodation could be provided for about £6 or £7 annually; and whether, under the circumstances, a Post Office will be established at Clondaw?


In reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that the official delivery in the neighbourhood of Clondaw has quite recently been extended, and it is now as comprehensive as the circumstances will allow. The question of opening a Post Office at Clondaw has been carefully considered, but the letters which would be left at such an office number only six or seven a day, and the further expenditure involved in establishing a Post Office would not be warranted.