HC Deb 27 July 1904 vol 138 c1344
MR. JOSEPH DEVLIN (Kilkenny, N.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he can state the relative amount of revenue realised from telegrams, parcels, postal orders, post office orders, and savings bank deposits in the post office of Bangor, county Down, as compared with the post offices of Portrush and Clones, where new post offices to provide for the increased volume of postal transactions in recent years have been built recently; whether he is aware that the space available for public use in the Bangor post office causes, in the summer season, congestion and annoyance to the population and to visitors, resultant upon regattas, fleets' visits, and tourist traffic at this seaside resort; and whether, in view of the fact that the central sites are being rapidly built upon, he will see his way to move in the matter without delay to meet the wishes of all sections of the people in Bangor.


The preparation of special returns of the post office business at the offices mentioned would occupy some time; but according to the latest available returns, the work at Bangor, county Down, is less than that at Clones, and hardly more than half that at Portrush. I am aware that on special occasions there is pressure on the space in the post office at Bangor; but it is not the practice to provide accommodation greatly in excess of the ordinary requirements in order to meet exceptional demands.