HC Deb 31 March 1887 vol 313 cc66-7
MR. L. FRY (Bristol, N.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether the midday mail between Bristol and South Wales has been discontinued since the opening of the Severn Tunnel; if he can state what mails, if any, are carried through the tunnel; and, whether steps will be taken, without delay, to afford to the districts concerned the full benefit in their postal arrangements of the improved communication established by the completion of the tunnel?

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

The mid-day mail between Bristol and South Wales has been forwarded viâ Gloucester since the withdrawal of the steam vessels between New Passage and Portskewett, the Severn Tunnel Railway not being included in the contract with the Railway Company for the conveyance of the mails. The Department is in correspondence with the Company respecting the terms on which they will convey mail bags by the trains which they are now running, or may hereafter run, through the tunnel.