MR. O'CONNOR POWER
asked the Postmaster General, If he can inform the House of the nature of any proposals which have passed between the Post Office and the Midland Great Western Railway Company, with a view to the acceleration of the mails to the west of Ireland; and, whether steps will be taken to secure that the mails to and from the county of Mayo shall be accelerated in the same manner and on the same terms as those agreed to recently in respect of the mails in other parts of Ireland?
§ MR. FAWCETT
In the first instance an inquiry was made, with the object of ascertaining whether it would be possible to secure an acceleration by making the existing train start at an earlier hour and travel at a faster rate; but, on the Railway Company assuring us that this is impracticable, I am now considering whether circumstances would justify the running of another train. If any acceleration should be secured, I can assure my hon. Friend that Mayo would participate in it.