HC Deb 02 August 1897 vol 52 c95
MR. P. C. DOOGAN (Tyrone, E)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that under the old regulations the porterage charge for conveying a telegram from Lisbellaw Post Office to Point House was only 1s. 4d.; whether under the new rules Point House would be entitled to a free delivery, this charge having been fixed on a distance not exceeding three miles; whether he is aware that the Post Office authorities now claim 1s. 3d., stating that the distance is five miles; whether he can explain if the distance is five miles that 2s. 6d. instead of 1s. 4d. was not charged under the former scheme; and if he will take steps to have the true distance ascertained by actual measurement?


The Postmaster General is not aware of the circumstances mentioned in the Question. He will, however, be happy to have inquiry made on the subject, and will communicate with the hon. Member.