HC Deb 31 March 1898 vol 55 cc1494-5

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that a feeling of dissatisfaction exists owing to the unsatisfactory arrangements for delivery of letters in Omagh, because the English morning mail is delivered in Londonderry as early as in Omagh, although it arrives in Omagh an hour earlier; and if steps will be taken to accelerate the delivery of mail matter in Omagh?


The Postmaster General has, of course, had no time to make any inquiry in Ireland into this Question, notice of which was only placed on the Paper yesterday evening. He is, however, not aware that any dissatisfaction exists at Omagh in respect to the arrangements for the delivery of letters. It is the fact, however, that the night mail from London is timed to reach Omagh on the following morning 58 minutes (not one hour) earlier than it arrives at Londonderry. The delivery at Omagh appears, however, to commence 25 minutes earlier than that at Londonderry. It would be impossible without local inquiry to ascertain whether any acceleration is possible.