§ MR. EDWARD M'HUGH (Armagh, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether any communications have been received by the Post Office Department in respect of constituting the Mountpottinger (Belfast) receiving post and telegraph office an office for the delivery of telegrams; whether he is aware that this office is situated in one of the most populous and rapidly increasing business districts of Belfast, and that within its immediate vicinity are two banks, an extensive iron foundry, known as St. Ann's Iron Works, giving employment to upwards of 500 employees, an extensive distillery, factories, and numerous workshops of various kinds, all daily in receipt of numerous telegraphic communications; and whether, considering the growing commercial importance of the locality and its distance from a telegraph delivery office, he will consider the advisibility of conferring upon the commercial community of this district the advantages accruing from the speedy despatch of business by creating Mountpottinger post office an office for the delivery of telegraph messages?
§ MR. HANBURY
No communications in respect of constituting the Mountpottinger (Belfast) telegraph office an office for the delivery of telegrams have been received since a Question on the subject was asked by the honourable Member for the Eastern Division of Belfast an the 12th of April last year. Careful inquiry was then made on the subject, with the result that it did not appear desirable to make any alteration in the arrangements for the delivery of telegrams in the district. Inquiry, however, shall again be made into the matter, and the result communicated to the honourable Member.