HC Deb 21 May 1891 vol 353 c805
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether any and, if so, what steps will be taken to provide for the extension of a mid-day mail to West Cork, by a quick mail train that would secure the delivery of letters at about 3 o'clock p.m., with their delivery at 4 p.m. at Bantry and Skibbereen, to enable professional men, merchants, traders, and others to reply to communications received by the midday mail?


The question whether any improvement can be made in the Day Mail Service to West Cork is now under examination, and no time shall be lost in coming to a decision upon it. The hon. Member may not have noticed that I answered what was practically the same question yesterday, in reply to the hon. Member for South Cork.


I beg to ask the Post-master General when it is proposed to run a mail car from Inchageela and Ballingeary to Macroom, in the County of Cork; and what postal arrangements are proposed to be made at Kilbarry, near Inchageela?


I have just sanctioned the establishment of a Mail Car Service between Macroom and Ballingeary, and the necessary arrangements will be completed very shortly. I have also had pleasure in authorising the opening of a post office at Kilbarry, at which the letters now taken charge of by the national schoolmaster will be left to be called for.