HC Deb 10 March 1887 vol 311 c1737
MR. TUITE (Westmeath, N.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether the tenders invited and received by the Government last Jauuary for the conveyance of the mails between Mullingar and Ballymahon have as yet been considered; and, if so, when will the contractor be declared; and, whether it is the intention of the Department to accede to the wishes of the people of the district by establishing a day mail service between Mullingar and Ballymahon, as under the existing system the letters arriving by the English mail at Mullingar for Ballymahon at 9 a.m. are detained there until next morning?

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

The first Question of the hon. Member no doubt refers to the night mail car between Mullingar and Ballymahon. A tender for this service has just been accepted. In regard to the second question, which inquires whether a day mail service can be established between Mullingar and Ballymahon, I find that the circumstances have not altered since last summer, when the hon. Member was informed, with regret, that a day mail could not be established without incurring far greater expense than the circumstances would warrant.