HC Deb 24 July 1876 vol 230 c1819

asked the Postmaster General, Whether his attention has been called to the fact that during the present year the West India Home Mails have arrived too late for reply by the outgoing Mail four times; and, whether any steps could be taken to obviate such inconvenience?


, in reply, said, it was true that the mails had been late four times that year, but penalties were not applicable, for in no case was the Company to blame, as the delay had always arisen from causes beyond their control. Every means would be taken to prevent such inconveniences in future.