HC Deb 11 February 1875 vol 222 cc213-4

asked the Post-master General, The reason for the change of route in a large part of the Mails between Scotland and Ireland on 1st February; to what part of the two countries the change applies; whether it will expedite the conveyance of letters; and, whether the department is to gain or to lose money by the change?


, in reply, said, that the change had been made in order to expedite the conveyance of letters between the North of Ireland and certain towns and districts in the South of Scotland and North of England; and that, as in past experience, any increase of postal facilities had tended to increase the amount of correspondence, he had very great reason, in the present case, to hope that eventually there would be a benefit instead of a loss to the revenue.


gave Notice that as the noble Lord's Answer did not accurately inform the House of the whole circumstances of the case, he would move for Papers on the subject.