HC Deb 28 July 1927 vol 209 cc1496-7W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the discontent in certain rural districts of Northern Ireland occasioned by the delivery and collection of letters on alternate days only; and when he proposes to restore the normal daily service in existence prior to the creation of the Northern Government?

Viscount WOLMER

It is not always possible, consistently with reasonable economy, to afford a daily delivery in rural areas; but if the hon. Member will let me know of any places he has in mind, I will have inquiry made and write to him.

Commander COCHRANE

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that letters posted in St. Andrews after 3 p.m. on Friday are not delivered in parts of the Largoward district until noon on Monday, replies being collected at noon on Tuesday; and, in view of the fact that Largoward is only seven miles from St. Andrews, will he endeavour to provide an improved postal service?

Viscount WOLMER

I am afraid there must be some misunderstanding. Letters posted up to 7 p.m. in St. Andrews are delivered by the first post the following day in all parts of Largoward, and replies can be posted at Largoward Post Office up to 3.50 p.m. the same day to connect with the first delivery in St. Andrews the next day.


asked the Postmaster-General whether he has received complaints in regard to the insufficiency of the existing postal facilities at Port Dinorwic; and whether he will provide an additional office to meet the requirements of the upper area and the hamlet of Tanymaes?

Viscount WOLMER

My right hon. Friend has fully considered this question; but regrets that an additional office in the district is not at present warranted.