HC Deb 05 December 1906 vol 166 c924
MR. HOGAN (Tipperary, N.)

To ask the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the postal arrangements existing at Glastrigan, Borrisoleigh, county Tipperary, are inadequate for the requirements of the neighbourhood, as the post leaves at 11 a.m. each day, almost immediately after the incoming post has been delivered, and any letters after that hour have to be posted at Upper church post office, which is five miles distant; and whether, having regard to the business transacted in the locality, which is extensive and populous, he will take steps to have a post office erected at Glastrigan or, in the alternative, that he will alter the present arrangements so that the post will leave in the evening instead of at 11 a.m., and that he will institute a delivery and departure of letters on Sundays.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I have recently made inquiry as regards the postal service at Glastrigan, and it appears that there is an interval of about two hours for reply between the incoming and the outgoing posts in the morning. I regret that, as the cost of the service at Glastrigan is already very high as compared with the amount of correspondence, I should not be justified in incurring the additional expenses necessary for opening a post office at Glastrigan or a Sunday delivery. I will inquire into the alternative suggestions made.