§ SIR T. ESMONDE (Dublin Co., S.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether, in view of the increase of labour which the recent change in the local postal arrangements entails upon the letter carrier from Gorey to Killnerin, County Wexford, the Post Office will allow him an increase of pay sufficient to enable him to keep a cart?
§ MR. RAIKES
I find that the wages of the postman referred to by the hon. Member have already been raised in consideration of the recent addition to his work. As a matter of fact, the circumstances did not warrant a mounted service; but as the postman had for several years voluntarily used a pony and cart in performing his official duties, I sanctioned, as a matter of grace and favour, an allowance in aid of the keep of the pony. I think the hon. Baronet will be of opinion that the postman has been justly and even liberally treated.