HC Deb 19 June 1899 vol 72 c1494

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether he is aware that a petition, largely signed by residents in the Ballyduff postal district of the county of Kerry, was presented to the Postmaster-General, praying for a Sunday delivery of letters, a money order office, and either telegraphic or telephonic facilities; and will he explain why, seeing that all the surrounding villages and towns are in the enjoyment of those benefits, the application of the memorialists of the Ballyduff district has been so long delayed from getting equal facilities in Post Office affairs.


A petition was received early last year, asking for a Sunday delivery of letters and a money order office, but there is no trace of any application for the establishment of telegraphic or telephonic facilities. A money order office was established at Ballyduff, under guarantee, about a year ago, but a Sunday post could not be sanctioned, because the existing service on weekdays was found to be unremunerative, and additional expense for affording a Sunday service is therefore not warranted.


Is not the money order office one merely in imagination? Cannot the right hon. Gentleman consult the convenience of—


Order, order! The hon. Member is proceeding to argue the question.