§ MR. THOMAS O'DONNELL
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he will permit one delivery of letters in Belfast on Sundays, as is the case in other Irish cities, having regard to the fact that the practice of giving letters at the office to those who call for them at times leads to fraud and compels the clerks to be present, and that the postmen would prefer to deliver letters on Sundays so as to lesson their burden for the following day.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
In accordance with the general practice of the Post Office in such matters, the Postmaster General would not be prepared to alter the existing arrangements at Belfast on Sundays unless application for a change were made or supported by the city authorities, as representing the wish of the majority of resident inhabitants. No intimation has reached him from the Belfast Corporation of any desire on their part for an alteration, and he does not propose therefore to take any steps in the matter.