HC Deb 21 April 1910 vol 16 cc2312-3

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that dissatisfaction exists in Carlow at the delay in the completion of the work of the telephone service; whether he is aware that some weeks ago the secretary of the General Post Office wrote from Dublin that they were awaiting the authority of the Treasury in order to commence the work without delay; and whether he will take the necessary steps to obtain the authority of the Treasury in order to have the work proceeded with?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

I am in communication with the Treasury on the subject, and hope shortly to receive their decision.


asked whether the right hon. Gentleman was aware of the loss and inconvenience suffered by the people of the sub-districts of Crosspatrick and Galmoy, two thickly populated villages in North Kilkenny, which include magistrates, county and district councillors, and police by reason of the want of a Sunday postal delivery in those places; and, seeing that the extra cost which may be incurred by employing one of the existing rural postmen to deliver letters from Johnstown to those places would be trifling compared to the loss and inconvenience sustained by this non-delivery, whether he will consider the advisability of causing due inquiries to be made with a view to remedying this grievance?


I am having inquiry made on the subject, and will acquaint; the hon. Member with the result.