HC Deb 06 May 1898 vol 57 c524
MR. MURNAGHAN (Tyrone, Mid)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that the postal arrangements in Omagh cause general dissatisfaction; whether he is aware that delays occur in delivery altogether unnecessary, as in the case of a letter having the Belfast official stamp "March 26th, 7.30 p.m.," being delivered in Omagh 28th March, 1.45 p.m.; whether the application of the Town Commissioners to have the mail delivery extended to the enlarged boundary limits has been granted; whether he is aware that much inconvenience is caused to the public for want of a sufficient number of counter clerks, especially on market days; whether a site for a new post office has been decided on; and will, in the near future, steps be taken to improve matters generally in connection with this office, and to expedite the delivery of the mails in Omagh?


If particulars can be given of such delays inquiry shall be made into them. The application from the Town Council for an extended town delivery is under consideration. Inquiry shall also be made as to whether the counter staff is insufficient. No decision has yet been arrived at upon a site for the new post office. The Postmaster General is waiting an offer of a portion of the infirmary property which is about to be made by the governors.