HC Deb 18 April 1910 vol 16 cc1676-7

asked the Postmaster-General why the mail car from Monaghan to Cootehill does not call en route at the Dartrey post office as heretofore; if he is aware that inconvenience is caused to residents in the district by the delay in getting their letters consequent on this change; if he proposes to improve the present system; and if there have been any irregularities recently in connection with the carriage of the mails from Monaghan to Cootehill?


further asked the right hon. Gentleman if he is aware that, on the arrival of the mail car from Monaghan at Cootehill, a postman is sent each morning between seven and eight o'clock a.m. to Dartrey Post Office, which is on the road between Monaghan and Cootehill, with letters addressed to a few specially favoured persons in the district, and that he then returns to Cootehill, and, on the arrival of the mid-day mail at Cootehill, he again goes to Dartrey Post Office, bringing the letters addressed to the members of the general community resident in the district; and, if so, will he take steps to ensure the despatch of all correspondence addressed to residents in the district around Dartrey Post Office immediately on the arrival of the first morning mail, and so avoid the unnecessary delay entailed by the present system?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

I am having inquiry made on the subject of these two questions, and I will communicate the result to the hon. Member.