§ MR. MURPHY (Dublin, St. Patrick's)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he can explain why letters from Ireland are not delivered in Southport, Lancashire, Newcastle, Staffordshire, and other English towns on Sunday mornings, while letters from other parts of the kingdom are duly delivered on Sundays in those places: whether complaints have reached his Department on this subject; and whether arrangements will be made to secure equal facilities for the delivery of mails from all parts of the kingdom?
§ MR. RAIKES
In reply to the hon. Member, I have to say that there is no train at present running by which Saturday night's letters from Ireland 880 could be brought into either of the towns named in time for Sunday morning's delivery. So far as I am aware, no complaints respecting the communication have reached the Department; but the matter shall be kept in view, in order that advantage may be taken of any opportunity that may offer of improving the service.