§ MR. J. F. X. O'BRIEN (Mayo, S.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he will consent to open a Money Order Office at the Post Office of Belcarra, near Castlebar, in County Mayo, the population to be served being about 3,000, large numbers of whom visit England in the spring and autumn in search of work; and it is estimated that their remittances number nearly 100 per week in those seasons, to cash which their friends have to journey to Castlebar, five miles distant, while the letters are delivered to them at Belcarra?
§ * THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES,) University of Cambridge
So far as I have been able to ascertain at present, the amount of business likely to be transactad at Belcarra would be hardly sufficient to cover the cost of conducting a money order office there. I will inquire, however, whether the special circumstances mentioned by the hon. Member would justify an office being opened, or whether it would be necessary to require a money guarantee, and will communicate the result to him.