§ MR. MURPHY (Kerry, E.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that Mr. Jeremiah Cronin, a rural postman at Gneevgullia, county Kerry, is in receipt of only 5s. weekly for services that occupy six hours daily, and that he is supposed to commence delivery at seven o'clock a.m., and be back at the office at 9.30 a.m., though this is practically an impossibility; and whether he will give instructions to walkers or inspectors when inquiring as to the time necessary for delivery of letters to select days on which letters have to be delivered to several houses instead of to a few houses in the district; and whether he will direct that Mr. Cronin's wages be increased to enable him to live in his position.
THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTOX, Tower Hamlets, Poplar
): I have called for a report on the subject; and I will communicate with the hon. Member when I am in possession of the details.