HC Deb 25 May 1897 vol 49 c1253

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, (1) whether ho is aware that on page 121 of the "Post Office Guide" Harris is described as a money order and telegraph office; (2) is lie aware that although there is a district of that name, there is no town or township named Harris; and (3) seeing that Tarbert is the town in Harris at which money order and telegraph business is transacted, will he have the "Post Office Guide" amended?


Yes, Sir; I am aware both of the postal and the geographical facts alluded to in the first and second paragraphs of the Question. Harris has been the Departmental name of the Post Office in question for more than 40 years, and, as there is already a post town named Tarbert in Scotland, it would not be expedient, after all these years, to alter the name. To prevent misunderstanding on the part of the public there is an entry at page 205 of the "Post Office Guide" at the name Tarbert showing that Harris is the name of the Post Office there.