HC Deb 17 May 1900 vol 83 c420
MR. T. B. CURRAN (Donegal, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the attention of the Department has been called to the postal arrangements at Buncrana, county Done- gal, and to the fact that letters and news- papers arriving from England and Dublin by the morning mail are not delivered till the following day; and whether, in view of the growing importance of Buncrana as a watering place, and the, fact that it will be a military station in a few months time, the Department will consider the advisability of granting a second postal delivery.


The facts are not as stated by the hon. Member. The English and Dublin letters referred to are included! in a delivery beginning at 5.30 p.m. on the day of their arrival, and what is desired is that they should be delivered earlier. It is found that the circumstances will admit of this request being; complied with during the season—i.e., from the 1st June to the 30th September —and the Postmaster General has had pleasure in sanctioning for that period an additional delivery which will be intermediate between the present morning and evening deliveries.