HC Deb 31 March 1898 vol 55 c1489

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, is he aware that a letter posted in Monaghan after 9 p.m. for Armagh does not reach its destination till 6 p.m. the following day, although the distance between the two towns is only some 12 miles; and will the Postmaster General arrange that in future such letters shall be dispatched by the 7.40 a.m. train the morning after being posted?


A letter for Armagh posted in Monaghan after 9 p.m. is delivered at Armagh by the delivery commencing at 4.20 p.m. the following day. It is not thought that many letters would be posted at Monaghan through the night to fall into a dispatch to Armagh by the 7.44 a.m. train, but inquiry upon this point shall be made and the hon. Member informed of the result.