§ MR. HOGAN (Tipperary, Mid)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether ho is aware that much local dissatisfaction exists with respect to the postal arrangements at Kilcummin, County Tipperary; whether it is proposed to take any steps to meet the 836 wishes of residents of that district as formulated in a recent Memorial; whether, if the suggestions submitted by the Memorialists were adopted, the daily delivery could be effected at 10 a.m. at Kilcummin instead of 12 noon, as at present, the post being then enabled to proceed to Bear Cross, where there is at present only a bi-weekly delivery, and to leave Kilcummin on the return journey at 3.30 p.m.; and whether this change, which is unanimously desired by the residents of the district, could be effected without any additional expense or inconvenience to the Postal Authorities?
§ MR. A. MORLEY
As I informed the hon. Member, by letter of January 8, the improvements referred to in the question have been carefully considered; but it has been found that the arrangements suggested are not practicable, as they would involve duties much too arduous for two mounted messengers. Indeed, no plan could be devised for improving the present service without additional expense, and even now there is a serious excess of outlay over revenue. Latterly, moreover, the correspondence had been diminishing in amount.