HC Deb 30 June 1891 vol 354 c1867

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he has received representations from Arranmore Island, off the coast of Donegal, that the proceeds of the lobster fishery, the earnings of the islandmen in Scotland and of the boys and girls in other counties, the wages of the local teachers, and payments for the lifeboat and lighthouse services, and other matters, are all remitted through the Post Office, and that the necessity of making journeys to the mainland, across a sea often dangerous, involves much loss of time and money as well as great personal inconvenience for the inhabitants, who are over 1,000 in number; and whether he will direct the opening of a money order office on the island?


In reply to the hon. Member, I have to say that the representations which he refers to have not reached me; but I will have inquiry made upon the subject, and should it be found that the circumstances are such as to warrant the opening of a money order office on Arranmore Island, I shall be happy to give the necessary instructions.