HC Deb 26 February 1906 vol 152 cc770-1

TO ask the Postmaster-General, if he is aware that letters for Collinstown postal district, Westmeath, are brought in the morning from Streete Station to Castlepollard and kept there for nearly eight hours, with a loss of a business day to the persons addressed; that the post car could, at a merely nominal cost, go on to Collinstown and rest there instead of at Castlepollard; if he has seen a memorial presented to his predecessor last July praying this to be done; and if he will give that memorial favourable consideration now, or requires one more extensively signed.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) A memorial on this subject was, as the hon. Member states, presented to my predecessor in July last, and the question was then fully examined. I find that the cost of the whole postal service in the district is already very high compared with the amount of correspondence, and I regret that I should not be justified in incurring further expenditure for the purpose of carrying out the improvement desired.