HC Deb 25 April 1887 vol 313 c1783

asked the Postmaster General, Whether, in case of the general arrangement with respect to the day mails between the Post Office and the County Down Railway Company being further delayed, he will recommend the adoption of the alternative plan proposed by the New-townards Town Commissioners, that the day mail between that town and Belfast should be carried by post car?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

In the event of the negotiations with the Belfast and County Down Railway Company, which are now proceeding, not having a satisfactory termination, I will consider the question of conveying the day mail between New townards and Belfast by mail car. The practicability of a mail car service has already been submitted for the consideration of the Department; but the question has been temporarily postponed, pending the negotiations with the Railway Company.