HC Deb 06 July 1900 vol 85 c787

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that under Section 4, sub-section (f), of the Congested Districts (Scotland) Act, the Congested Districts Board is empowered to provide guarantees for telegraph extensions or such other postal facilities (including money order and savings bank business) as may be within the power of the Postmaster General to grant under guarantee; and in view of the fact that in some parts of the congested districts the Postmaster General has not felt himself justified in granting the postal deliveries sought by the inhabitants on the ground that they might result in a loss to the Revenue, will he state whether he would consider the expediency of providing such facilities if the Congested Districts Board undertook to guarantee the Department against loss under the section above referred to.


The Postmaster General is aware of the statutory provisions referred to. If the Congested Districts Board see fit to make any proposal in the sense indicated by the hon. Member it will receive the Postmaster General's careful consideration.