HC Deb 02 July 1896 vol 42 c530

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he has received a petition from the inhabitants of Ballylanders and adjoining districts in county Limerick, complaining of the inconvenience caused by the dispatch of mails at 1 o'clock p.m. on Sundays, and asking that the Sunday mails be dispatched at 6 o'clock p.m., the same as on week days; whether he is aware that the inhabitants of Herbertstown, Hospital, and Elton are also inconvenienced by the early dispatch of the Sunday mails, and desire a change to the hours of dispatch on week days; whether he is aware that these early dispatches on Sundays are also inconvenient to the men engaged in conveying the various mails from the places named be Knocklong to catch the mail trains, because they are occupied during the best part of Sunday, which they might spend with their families; and, whether, under the circumstances, he will cause the hour of departure on Sundays from the several places named to be changed to the week day hours.


No such petition has been received, but inquiry is being made on the subject, and the result shall be communicated to the hon. Member as soon as possible.