HC Deb 09 March 1875 vol 222 cc1487-8

asked the Postmaster General, Whether, notwithstanding the fact that the boroughs of Andover, Salisbury, Wilton, and Shaftesbury are situated upon the main line of the London and South Western Railway to Exeter, it is the intention of the Post Office to continue the present system of mail carts for the night mail service between Basingstoke and Yeovil, or whether he will, at an early period, utilize that Railway by the establishment of a night mail train through the district specified, in addition to the day mail train now in use?


, in reply, said, he admitted the desirability of sending the mails by train to the more important of the towns mentioned in the Question of the hon. Gentleman; but, as far as Andover was concerned, the present system was found to be best, for the reason that it was necessary to employ carts in conveying the mails to the surrounding small towns and villages.