HC Deb 25 April 1887 vol 313 cc1782-3
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

asked the Postmaster General, with reference to his communication with the Treasury on the subject of increased mail accommodation to New townards and Down patrick, Whether he can state definitely when the new arrangements will come into operation?

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

After communication with the Treasury, I have entered upon further negotiations with the Belfast and County Down Railway Company respecting the improvement of the mail service to Newtownards, Downpatrick, &c.; but whether the improvement desired can be effected will depend upon the arrangement of terms satisfactory both to the Railway Company and the Department.