HC Deb 16 July 1897 vol 51 cc299-300

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Post master General, whether his attention has been called to the defective postal arrangements in Castletown Berehaven; and whether, in view of the fact that Castletown Berehaven is an important fishing station, he will recommend that facilities will be given to answer letters on the day on which they are received?


The Postmaster General is aware that the time between the arrival and departure of the mails in Castletown has recently been abridged by 25 minutes. This is owing to the later departure of the night mails from Dublin—an alteration rendered necessary by the later receipt in Dublin of the Day Mails from the Provinces. Inquiry shall be made with the view of ascertaining whether any longer interval for reply can be afforded at Castletown.