HC Deb 02 March 1908 vol 185 cc339-40
MR. WARDLE (Stockport)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General, whether his attention has been called to the fact that the postal name of Ballachulish, Argyllshire, has been altered to Ballachulish Quarries; if so, on what grounds the change was made; whether this change was made in opposition to the wishes of the 240 householders in Ballachulish village as against the ten householders in the district to which the Post Office has restricted the name of Ballachulish; and whether, in view of the delay which is caused by this change, he will consider the advisability of reverting to the name by which the village has always been known.


My hon. friend has, I think, been misinformed. No recent alteration has been made in the names of the two Post Offices at Ballachulish. Except for a short period, nearly twenty years ago, when a change of name was made, which proved a failure, leading to confusion and inconvenience, the Ballachulish Office has borne that name for a very long time. As the change desired by the hon. Member is strongly objected to by the residents near the Ballachulish Office, I should not feel justified in sanctioning it. There is no delay to letters properly addressed.