HC Deb 03 June 1897 vol 50 cc182-3

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that, although there are two places named Tarbert in Scotland, it is equally true that there are two places named Newport in England; and that, in the case of these latter places, they are respectively and correctly described in the list of money order and telegraph offices in the Post Office Guide as Newport (Mon.) and Newport (Isle of Wight); and whether, seeing that Tarbert (Harris) is the name of a money order and telegraph office, will he explain why it cannot be so described at page 205 of the Post Office Guide, especially having regard to the fact that, in describing Harris as a money order and telegraph office at page 121, the Post Office is misleading the public, Harris being merely the name of a district?


Yes, Sir; the Postmaster General is aware, and lie thinks the hon. Member's wishes can be met in the next edition of the Post Office Guide. The office at Tarbert (Harris) shall there he fully described as a. money order and telegraph office both under the name Harris and under the name Tarbert.