To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the want of postal facilities in Rosslare and Kilrane is causing dissatisfaction owing to the fact that letters are delayed in Wexford for twenty hours; and will he inquire why they are not despatched to Rosslare by train in winter as well as summer.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) I received an application a short time ago for a second post to Rosslare and Kilrane during the winter months. As, however, it appeared that the cost of the existing service was very high in comparison with the revenue from the correspondence, I was not justified in providing additional accommodation at the cost of the Post Office, but I offered to arrange for the desired service if the residents were prepared to bear the cost. I regret that I am unable to meet the hon. Member's wishes except on those conditions.