§ Mr. Beattie
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that, in connection with the recent election for a representative of Queen's University, Belfast, in the Parliament of Northern Ireland, more than 1,400 of the voting papers, which were received at the General Post Office, Belfast, were not delivered to the addressees; that the majority of these voting papers were addressed to graduates of the University whose surnames commenced with letter M; whether he will explain the cause of the non-delivery of these voting papers; and what action he proposed to take in the matter.
§ Mr. Wilfred Paling
I am not aware that as many as 1,400 ballot papers failed to reach the addressees. I understand that only about 200 applications for duplicate papers were received. Exhaustive inquiry has failed to bring to light any mistreatment in the post of any of the ballot papers referred to and no scope remains for further action by the Post Office.