HC Deb 23 March 1900 vol 81 c190

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he would state what progress has been made, as promised by a late Budget, for the free and house to house delivery of letters by the post office in the rural districts in Ireland.


Down to the end of last month, about 23,000,000 letters a year had been included in the free delivery in Ireland which would not formerly have obtained this advantage. The work has been found to be much greater than was anticipated, and there are still a certain number of letters for which a delivery has to be provided. The remaining extensions are being proceeded with as rapidly as possible.

MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

; When will the arrangement be completed?


In the course of the present year.