HC Deb 04 February 1887 vol 310 cc638-9
MR. HOOPER (Cork, S.E.)

asked the Postmaster General, What steps have been taken to secure an earlier arrival and delivery of the evening mails in Kinsale; and, whether, in view of the near approach of the fishery season, he will take the matter into his immediate consideration, and endeavour to provide an improved postal service, at all events during the fishing season?

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

For the day mail to and from Kinsale the Office makes use of such trains as the Railway Company run for traffic purposes; and trains more closely fitted at Cork to the Dublin Day Mail could only be obtained at a large additional expenditure altogether out of proportion to the postal benefit to be afforded. Steps were taken recently with a view to accelerating the delivery of the letters in Kinsale after arrival, and this was as far as the Department felt warranted in going; but if the hon. Member can put me in possession of further information on the subject, I shall be very glad to consider whether any further improvement can be effected.