§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether it is the rule in the telegraph department to return telegrams to the sender when the addressee cannot be found; and, whether he can explain why a telegram sent on the 5th of February last from Mr. Joseph R. McCarthy, of Kilkenny, to Mr. William Crowley, 67, South Main Street, Cork, was neither delivered at the house of the addressee nor returned to Mr. McCarthy?
THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HABURY,) Preston
Telegrams which cannot be delivered are not returned to the senders, but in all cases where the sender has furnished his name and address, a notice explaining the cause of the non-delivery is sent him at once by wire. The telegram sent from Kilkenny on 5th February last to Mr. William Crowley, 67, South Main Street, Cork, could not be delivered, because, I understand, it was stated at the address that Mr. Crowley had left. Mr. McCarthy, the sender, could not be advised of the non-delivery as he had left Kilkenny.