§ CAPTAIN ARTHUR MURRAY (Kin-cardineshire)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a majority of the residents of Banchory desire the Thursday evening postal delivery, which was recently discontinued, to be resumed; and whether he will issue instructions to the effect that this should be done.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The Thursday evening delivery at Banchory was discontinued, with the assent of the town council, in order to afford the postmen partial relief from duty on one day in the week, as in the case of many other officers. Some complaints from the public have been received, but it, is not clear that the restoration of the delivery is desired by a majority of the residents. I propose, however, to consult the town council again, in 1217 order to ascertain from them whether they, as the local representatives of the public, are of opinion that the concession to the postmen should be withdrawn.