HC Deb 07 April 1892 vol 3 cc847-8
DR. FITZGERALD (Longford, S.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he will explain how it happens that parcels sent from London through the Parcels Post are delivered in Belfast twelve hours earlier than they are delivered in Dublin?


Parcels for the first delivery in Dublin must be posted in London in time for the dis- patch by the 6.30 p.m. train from Euston viâ Holyhead. Parcels for Belfast are forwarded by the 8.0 p.m. train from Euston viâ Stranraer, and can therefore be posted an hour later in London for next day's delivery. It is only when parcels for Dublin are posted too late for dispatch by the 6.30 p.m. train that they are delivered later than those for Belfast, and the difference then is about eight hours, not twelve hours.