HC Deb 25 March 1904 vol 132 cc743-4
MR. HUGH LAW (Donegal, W.)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that in the postal district of Falcarragh, county Donegal, there is an interval of barely two hours between the arrival and departure of the mails, and that in the Gweedore and Bunbeg postal districts the mails do not arrive until 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively, whilst there is no subsequent departure of letters until the following day; and whether, in the event of its being decided to forward the mails in future by rail

the number of deaths registered in England and Wales for the last five years for which he has official Returns, and the number certified and uncertified for each of the years.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) I have obtained the following figures from the Registrar-General on this subject:—

instead of by road, he will take care that in all the districts affected there shall be at least one early delivery of letters and a reasonable time allowed for correspondence before the departure of the outgoing mail on the same day.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The question of forwarding the mails for Falcarragh, Gweedore, and Bunbeg by railway instead of by road has for some time been under consideration. I will communicate the result to the hon. Member as soon as I am in a position to do so.