HC Deb 15 April 1907 vol 172 cc580-1

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that at Achill Sound and Mulrany Post offices, County Mayo, there is only one post inwards and one outwards each weekday and none at all on Sundays, though at each there is a railway station, while at many smaller post offices in Mayo-remote from railway stations there are two posts each way daily; that the limited mail train of the Midland Great Western Railway arrives at each of the stations, Achill Sound and Mulrany, daily, but carries no mails for them; and that the up limited mail leaves Achill Sound and Mulrany about mid-day and carries letters from more fortunate places to catch the evening mail boats from Dublin, but inhabitants of Achill Sound and Mulrany have to entrust their letters to the guard and ask him to post them when he reaches some place with better postal facilities; can he say why the mails from Achill and Mulranyare sent over 20 miles by road parallel to the railway on a one-horse car, although the railway has been open for traffic more than ten years; and will he endeavour to arrange more up-to-date postal facilities for Achill and Mulrany.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I have called for a report on this subject, and on its receipt I will acquaint the hon. Member with the result.