§ MR. ASCROFT
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that the postmaster at Prestatyn, Rhyl, is unable to obtain a post- 1329 man to deliver letters in the rural district; whether he is aware that such district is seven miles in extent, and the remuneration for a daily delivery 5s. 6d. per week; whether the postmaster has been notified that in the event of his not being able to secure a postman at the present wage he must perform the duties himself; and whether he will cause inquiries to be made into same, with a view to proper remuneration being given?
§ MR. HANBURY
The Postmaster General was not aware that the sub-postmaster of Prestatyn was unable to obtain a postman to deliver letters in the rural district, nor can he, without local inquiry, state the extent of the district in miles. A rural delivery near Prestatyn was revised last May, and the allowance was raised from 5s. to 5s. 6d.; probably this is the delivery to which the honourable Member refers. It is not known what instructions may have been given to the sub-postmaster on the subject, but the Postmaster General will have inquiry made.