§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, W.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the letter sent by Mr. Thomas Murphy was addressed to Bean in Ghabhraim, Teac-osda Priomhaideach, Radharc an Chuain, Kilronan, Aran Island, Galway; and can he state what is the error alleged to be found in this address which caused a delay of four days in the delivery of the letter. The hon. Member, on putting the Question, said he regretted the amount of space which the address occupied on the Notice Paper. It was due to the use of ordinary instead of Irish characters.
I have not seen the letter to which the hon. Member refers; but if I had seen it I fear that I should be in no better position for answering him, for I understand that the address, which I do not venture to pronounce, was written in Irish characters and not in the Roman characters which the hon. Member is good enough to use in his printed Question.
§ MR. BOLAND
If I supply the actual envelope containing the address, will the right hon. Gentleman have it submitted to a competent Irish authority to decide the question?