§ MR. DALY (Monaghan, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that the inhabitants of Creive, Ballybay, county Monaghan, have signed a memorial praying that the post office there should remain at the house of a man named Kingsberry; whether the postmaster of Monaghan, who lives 14 miles from Creive, and knows nothing about the wants of the people of the locality, has the power of removing the post office in question when he pleases, without consulting the convenience of the people of the neighbourhood; and whether he will grant the prayer of the memorial of the inhabitants of Creive, and let the post office there remain at the house of Kingsberry?
§ MR. HANBURY
The Postmaster General is not aware that the inhabitants of Creive, Ballybay, have signed a memorial praying that the post office there should remain at the house of a man named Kingsberry. The postmaster of Monaghan has not the power of removing the post office; that power rests with the Postmaster General. The Postmaster General has not yet decided on the appointment, but from the reports received it seems that the house of one of the other candidates is more conveniently situated than that of Mr. Kingsberry.