MR. P. A. MCHUGH
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he has received representations from the people of the Kilrusheighter district of Temple-boy, county Sligo, in regard to in- 972 adequate postal facilities; have the Post Office authorities in Ireland closed a letter box in the district named, retaining at the same time a guarantee of £8 6s.; was there a loss on the letter box, and if so, can he state the amount of the loss; what was the average weekly collection of letters while the box was in use; will he refund the guarantee paid, or part of it; and will he see that the grievances complained of are redressed.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
I under-that this Question has reference to the suspension of the evening collection from the letter box at Kilrusheighter in consequence of the failure of the guarantors to pay the cost of collection as they had undertaken. I am afraid, that without a guarantee, I should not be justified in providing the desired facility, the cost of the existing service being already very high as compared to the revenue.