§ MR. LIDDELL (Down, W.)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether, in connection with the pillar box erected about two years ago at the cross roads in Lisnabrague, Scarva, County Down, he can arrange to have an evening collection, seeing that at the present time letters posted in this populous district during the day are not collected until the following morning, with the result that such letters do not reach their destination in Ireland until two days after being posted.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) This Question was fully considered a few months ago, when it was found that the cost of the postal service to Lisnabrague was already comparatively high, and that no additional expense was warranted for improvements. A collection is at present made from the letter box in question by the postman when delivering in the morning, and, in response to an application, the residents interested in the matter were told that an evening collection could only be afforded if they were prepared to bear the expense themselves. I regret that I am unable to provide such a collection at the public cost.