HC Deb 08 May 1884 vol 287 cc1701-2

I beg to give Notice that on Monday I shall ask the Postmaster General, Whether any arrangements for the acceleration of the through Mail Service to Derry, Belfast, and other places in the North of Ireland have been matured, or will be matured shortly?


I shall answer that Question at once. We cannot come to any final arrangement with regard to the acceleration of the mails from Dublin until the time table between London and Kingstown has been finally settled. I hope that will be settled in a day or two, and then we shall immediately take the question of the acceleration of the mails generally throughout Ireland. The new time table cannot come into operation before the 1st of July; but I hope it will then.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the proposed acceleration will involve the earlier starting of the night mail train from Euston, as proposed by him in a communication to the Dublin Chamber of Commerce?


Directly the thing is settled I will give the hon. Member, or any other hon. Member who is interested, any information; but as there are two parties to the arrangement, I think it better that I should not make any further statement now.