HC Deb 19 February 1861 vol 161 c586

said, he would beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If his attention has been directed to the fact that Irish letters arriving at the General Post-Office, London, at seven o'clock in the morning, are there detained and not delivered before the second delivery (even so late as twelve o'clock A.M)


said, he had made inquiry into this matter, and he found that the mail from Ireland ought to arrive in London in time far the letters to be sent out by the earliest delivery. Several times since the 1st of January, however, owing to the tempestuous state of the weather, it did not reach London until a quarter before eight o'clock. Notwithstanding that, the letters had in all but two instances been delivered by the second delivery, which terminated at a quarter past eleven o'clock; and in these two instances by the third delivery.