§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that the inhabitants of Knockananna, and of other localities in the postal district of Hacketstown, County Carlow, have sent to the Dublin postmaster a memorial praying for such alteration in the present arrangements as will enable the people of the villages referred to in the memorial to forward to Hacketstown, in time for the 6 p.m. collection, replies to letters and telegrams received in the morning; and whether the Postmaster General has considered the memorial, and will grant the prayer of the memorialists?
§ MR. HANBURY
The memorial referred to in a Question which the hon. Member placed on the Notice Paper on the 15th instant only reached the Dublin post office on the 14th instant. The Postmaster General has, therefore, had no opportunity of considering the prayer of the memorialists, and some time must necessarily elapse before he can obtain the information required to enable him to arrive at a decision upon it.