HC Deb 01 June 1905 vol 147 cc452-3

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he has received a copy of a resolution passed at a meeting of the Mallow Rural District Council and Board of Guardians, drawing attention to the inadequate postal service between Buttevant and Liscarroll and Churchtown; and, if so, whether he will now arrange for a mail car service to meet the increasing needs of the district.

THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Lord STANLEY, Lancashire, Westhoughton)

As I explained to the hon. Member by letter a few months ago, the improvement desired in the post to Churchtown and Liscarroll could not be carried out without causing serious hardship to the postman who now conveys the mails from Buttevant, and I do not think the improvement is so urgently required as to warrant such a step.


Do the postal authorities intend, in order to preserve a private vested interest, to inflict great inconvenience and loss on the public?


If the hon. Member likes to put it in that way—yes.