HC Deb 05 March 1912 vol 35 cc343-4W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider the restoration of the mid-day dispatch from Aghacashel post office, county Leitrim, as the public are inconvenienced for want of it; and whether he will grant a Sunday delivery, as letters for that district are detained forty-eight hours in the adjacent offices, which is a disadvantage to the business people of the district?


I do not think that it would be desirable to revert to the old service in operation up to December, 1910, under which the only dispatch from Aghacashel was made at 8.55 a.m. It afforded no opportunity for replying to letters delivered the same day, and was, therefore, altered to 5 p.m., which seems a much better arrangement. The local postal service is maintained at a serious loss, and the establishment of an additional dispatch in the morning would not, therefore, be warranted. For the same reason I regret that I cannot see my way to sanction a Sunday delivery.