HC Deb 09 July 1888 vol 328 c710
MR. J. O'CONNOR (Tipperary, S.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether Mr. Christopher Cullen, owner of a two-horse car, running between Castle Connell, County Limerick, and Newport, County Tipperary, offered to convey the mails to and from Newport for a sum of £5 per year; and, if so, whether he will see his way to granting the prayer of the Memorial presented last October—namely, that the locality of Newport should have the advantage of a morning despatch and an evening arrival of mails?

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

It is the fact that Mr. Cullen offered to convey mail bags for £5 a-year; and, although this payment would represent only about a third of the total cost, I am prepared, under all the circumstances, to accept the offer and to establish a day mail. I will give instructions accordingly.