§ MR. P. M'HUGH (Leitrim, N.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that an application was made to grant an interval for replying to letters at Gurteen Sub-Post Office, County Leitrim, and for the detention of the rural postman at Manorhamilton until after the arrival of the mails from Ennis-killen at 8.45 a.m.; has the application been refused by the Secretary to the General Post Office, Dublin; and, if so, on what grounds; and will ho call for a Report into the circumstances connected with the application and its refusal?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. A. MORLEY,) Nottingham, E.
I am informed that no arrangement can be made for allowing an interval for reply at Gurteen without involving additional expense which would not be justified. The outlay already incurred is in excess 642 of the revenue. The Department would have no objection to the postman starting later from Manorhamilton as suggested, if the residents on his route were generally in favour of the change. I understand, however, that this is not the case, and the letters for Gurteen which would benefit are I am informed only two a week.