§ MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the frequent complaints made about the delay in delivering letters at Churchtown, county Wexford; and what action he proposes to take in the matter.
I beg also to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that letters addressed to Churchtown, county Wexford, from England via Rosslare, are first taken to Waterford, then to Wexford, and thence to Churchtown; and can he arrange to have them delivered direct from Rosslare.
§ CAPTAIN NORTON (for Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON)
I understand that letters for Churchtown, Wexford, have occasionally been delayed owing to their having been sent in error to a place of the same name in the delivery of Waterford. Suitable notice is always taken of errors of this nature when they are due to carelessness. Letters from England for Churchtown, Wexford, forwarded via Rosslare are sent not to Waterford, but to Wexford. It appears that the night mail via Rosslare at present arrives at Wexford too late to connect with the mail cart to Churchtown; but my right hon. friend is inquiring whether it is possible to improve the arrangements in this respect.