(12.34.) Motion made, and Question proposed,
That there be laid before the House, Return of the Hour of Arrival in Belfast of English Mail leaving London in connection with the 8.20 p.m. and the 8.30 p.m. Mail trains from Euston, from the 24th day of November, 1890, to the 13th day of June, 1891, viâ Holyhead and Kingstown; and, of the Hour of Arrival in Belfast of service leaving London in connection with the 8 o'clock p.m. train, viâ Stranraer, from the 24th day of November, 1890, to the 13th day of June, 1891."—(Mr. Macartney.)
§ (12.34.) MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)
In this form the Return will have a very misleading effect. The occasions upon which the times of arrivals are especially required will be left out of the Return between June and November. I move to amend the Return by altering the dates from July 1, 1890, to June, 1891, including the period which requires attention.
§ MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)
I have no objection, if the Government agree to it. My only reason for these dates is that it includes the period in which the Post Office employed special trains.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON,) Leeds, N.
In the absence of the Postmaster General I hesitate to agree to this alteration in the form of the Return.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.
§ House adjourned at twenty-five minutes before One o'clock,