HC Deb 26 January 1897 vol 45 cc497-8
MR. J. F. HOGAN (Tipperary, Mid)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether complaints have reached the Department in regard to the unsatisfactory character of the postal arrangements at Bournea, county Tipperary; whether he is aware that this is the only populous parish in the Roscrea district deprived of a Sunday post, and an afternoon collection on week days; and whether early steps will be taken to supply these defects?


Application was received by the Department some months ago for an afternoon collection of letters at Bournea on weekdays, and for a Sunday delivery of letters. The request for the afternoon collection was refused on the ground that the revenue produced by the post by which Bournea is served was insufficient to cover the additional expenditure involved. With regard to the Sunday delivery, the applicant was informed that in accordance with regulations of long standing, a Sunday post is not established or withdrawn in rural districts, except in compliance with the wishes of persons receiving at least two-thirds of the correspondence. A memorial has since been received, and the matter is now under inquiry. The result shall be communicated to the hon. Member as soon as possible.