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Postal Facilities At Ardglass

Volume 181: debated on Friday 23 August 1907

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To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that letters arriving at Downpatrick at 10.32 a.m. are not delivered at Ardglass till 4.30, and that letters for the English mail must be posted at Ardglass at 8 a.m., whereas the mail leaves Downpatrick at 3 p.m.; whether arrangements can be made with the Belfast and County Down Railway to have the English mail letters delivered at Ardglass at 12.20 a.m., and letters for the English mail outward despatched from Ardglass at 2.20 o'clock; and whether sufficient remuneration is now paid to the postman delivering letters twice daily in Ardglass, the delivery occupying about five hours.

To ask the Postmaster-General whether, as there are four deliveries of letters daily in Strangford and only two deliveries of letters in the town of Ardglass, with the result that the inhabitants, seaside visitors, and some 500 fishermen are put to grave inconvenience and expense in replying to urgent letters by telegrams, or by mailing their replies by train, he will inquire whether the arrangements at Ardglass can be improved; and whether representations have been made asking for a letter-box to be erected at the junction between High Street and Hill Street, Ardglass, and another box to be erected at Coneyisland, half way between Killough and Ardglass.

( Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I have called for reports on both these Questions, and on receiving them I will send the hon. Member a reply.