§ MR. DALY (Monaghan, S)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster - General, whether he is aware that much inconvenience is experienced by the people of Ballymoney owing to the inconvenient position of the post office in that town, and whether the Postmaster-General has received a memorial from the inhabitants on this subject; whether he is aware that the letters by the two first mails for Belfast are collected from the pillar-box in the main street, Ballymoney, more than an hour before the mail starts; and, whether he will have these grievances of the people of Ballymoney remedied.
§ MR. HANBURY
The post office at Ballymoney has been for upwards of 18 years in its present position, which is considered to be reasonably convenient for the inhabitants generally. The memorial referred to by the honourable Member was duly received and considered. The Postmaster-General is aware of the arrangements for collections of letters as described by the honourable Member, but he finds that the circumstances do not admit of later collections. He is assured, however, that no serious inconvenience is caused, as both the letter-boxes in question are within three or four minutes' walk of the post office.