§ MR. J. O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for North Leitrim, I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that letters arriving at the Post Office, Portrush, at 8.45 a.m. are not delivered till two and a-half hours afterwards to houses only two minutes' distance from the post office; if there are only two postmen employed for delivery in this town; and if he will see that additional men are employed during the season, so that the delivery may be more rapid, to give time for replies being sent by the mail leaving at 12.5?
§ MR. A. MORLEY
I find that, owing in a great measure to late arrival of the mails, the morning delivery of letters at Portrush, which should be commenced at 9.25 a.m., is often commenced somewhat later; but it is, nevertheless, completed, as a rule, throughout the town in time for replies being sent by the outgoing mail. The question of giving further assistance during the summer season, when the pressure is greatest, is already under consideration.