§ MR. KNOX (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he will consider the possibility of arranging with the Great Northern Railway Company of Ireland for an improved train service between Cavan and Clones, in order to expedite the mail service, and to avoid the necessity for the mail cars which at present convey the mails between Cavan and Clones along the route of the railway?
§ MR. RAIKES
This question has several times been under consideration; 1367 but it has always been found that the arrangement desired would involve the establishment of special trains, at an expenditure far in excess of the available revenue. As the mails already reach Cavan by road at an early hour in the morning, no large expenditure for a service by railway would be warranted. I am informed that the circumstances have undergone no change.