HC Deb 28 July 1890 vol 347 c1047
MR. WILLIAM M'ARTHUR (Cornwall, Mid, St. Austell)

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will re-consider the facts and arguments repeatedly laid before him by influentially-supported. Memorials from upwards of 200 Public Bodies under seal or resolution, in favour of contributing towards the establishment of additional night mail trains between London and Plymouth; whether the proposed trains would very materially improve the postal inter-communication between almost every town west of Basingstoke as far as Penzance and the Scilly Isles, as well as to and from London, and especially between the Naval Establishments of Portsmouth and Devonport; whether he will consider the advisability of improving the existing postal arrangements between many of the towns in the five south-western counties by utilising the railways now traversing them, the mails now being conveyed by mail carts during the night for many miles; whether the proposed improved service has been approved by Her Majesty's Postmaster General; and whether the expenditure asked is small for the services to be rendered?


In the absence of my right hon. Friend, perhaps the hon. Gentleman will be good enough to postpone the question until to-morrow or next day.

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