HC Deb 10 July 1900 vol 85 c1122
MR. DOOGAN (Tyrone, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if his attention has been called to the fact that the existing post office service at Coagh, county Tyrone, is defective in consequence of its mails being sent viâ Moneymore instead of from Cookstown; is he aware that the change of connection to Cookstown could be made at slight cost, and, if made, that English and Dublin mails would reach Coagh seven hours and thirty-five minutes sooner than they do at present, and that replies to English letters would reach their destinations in two days instead of four; and whether, with a view to remedy the grievance, he will reconsider the memorial of the inhabitants of Coagh and district.


The question of serving Coagh from Cookstown instead of from Money more, with the view of accelerating the day mail from Dublin containing the English letters, was considered last year, but it was found that the change could not be made without considerable additional expense, which the circumstances did not justify.


I will send the right hon. Gentleman some information on the subject.