§ MR. SHIRESS WILL
I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he will consider whether the Post Office sorting van at present attached to the train leaving Edinburgh at 7 a.m. for Dundee, thus serving Fifeshire and Dundee only, and laying idle at Dundee from about 9 a.m. till about 3.30 p.m., might be continued further to the north, so as to serve Broughty Ferry, Monifieth, Carnoustie, Arbroath, Montrose, and Bervie, or some of these towns?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Sir J. FERGUSSON, Manchester, N.E.)
Although the sorting carriage referred to stops at Dundee, bags are made up in it for places beyond that station—namely, for Broughty Ferry, Carnoustie, and Aberdeen. There will be no objection to bags being made up for Arbroath, Montrose, &c. The letters forwarded in them will not reach Arbroath and Montrose until after the morning delivery has begun, as those towns are served with their principal mails by earlier trains, but will, of course, be available for callers and for subsequent deliveries. The expense involved in running the sorting carriage beyond Dundee would be considerable, and the arrangement would not really be of any practical value.