I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that much delay is experienced in the delivery of letters to Straffan, Celbridge, and Kildare; and whether he will cause inquiry to be made and a quicker system of delivery adopted.
§ MR. HANBURY
The hon. Member presumably refers to applications which have been made for an additional delivery of letters at Straffan beginning at about 10 o'clock at night. These applications have been fully considered, but inasmuch as there is already a delivery commencing as late as 7.50 p.m., the later delivery asked for would be of service to very few residents in the neighbourhood, and the Postmaster General does not consider that such a delivery would be warranted. At Celbridge there have, it appears, been some slight delays in commencing the evening delivery, but arrangements are about to be made for ensuring greater punctuality in future. The Postmaster General is not aware that much delay has taken place in the delivery of letters at Kildare, but he will have inquiry made on the subject.