§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the limited mail delivery of letters at Longford Station at 9.13 a.m. and 5.5 p.m. is usually a heavy mail; and that the hand-cart on which the postmen are invited to drag the bags to the station is over 6 cwt. in weight; and, if so, whether he will direct that these two mail deliveries be included in the new contract just entered into.
The average weight of the mails at 9.13 a.m. is about 84 lbs., and at 5.5 p.m. about 56 lbs., while the hand-cart weighs 3 cwt. Under these circumstances I do not consider that it is necessary to convey these mails by horse and car.