HC Deb 12 May 1887 vol 314 cc1677-8
MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

asked the Postmaster General, What are the terms of the existing Mail Contract with the Great Western Railway Company for the carriage of Mails for the County of Cornwall, relative to the power of the Company and of the Post Office respectively to stop its trains at various points; how long such contract has still to run; and, whether it can be terminated on the part of the Post Office by giving any, and, if so, what notice?

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

The hours and stops of the mail trains on the Great Western Railway are de- termined by a Schedule attached to the Mail Contract. As regards these trains, the Postmaster General may require alterations of the time bill; but the Company have no power of making an alteration, except by consent of the Postmaster General. The contract is for a term of five years from December 1, 1883, and is determinable afterwards by notice of six months.