§ MR. MORROGH (Cork, S.E.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether the day postal service between Bandon and Kilbrittain, and vice versâ, could be served by a runner, thereby giving the inhabitants of Kilbrittain as much time as they have under present arrangements between arrival and departure of the day mail; and, if so, will he waive the objection (set forth in his letter of 11th March, 1892) to altering the postal arrangements as requested by the inhabitants of Timoleague and Courtmacsherry? The hon. Gentleman also asked if the right hon. Gentleman has received a Petition from the inhabitants of Courtmacsherry, County Cork, asking that the day mails at present sent by car from Bandon to Courtmacsherry, and vice versâ, should be sent by the Timoleague and Courtmacsherry Railway; is he aware that such change would greatly facilitate the business of traders and inhabitants of the district, by giving them extra time to answer letters between the arrival and departure of the mails; and have the Railway Company offered to carry the day mails at a price much lower than is at present paid for the service? The hon. 1247 Gentleman further asked the right hon. Gentleman if he has read a copy of resolutions passed at a meeting of the traders and inhabitants of Timoleague, County Cork, asking for improvement in the postal service between Bandon, Timoleague, and Courtmacsherry, and vice versâ, requesting that the day mails should be sent by rail instead of road, as at present; is he aware that large weekly markets, and important monthly fairs, are held in the town; and in view of these facts, and the general requirements of the district, will he grant the increased postal facilities asked for?
§ SIR J. FERGUSSON
The matters mentioned in the three questions put down by the hon. Member are now being further considered, and, as soon as a final decision can be come to, the hon. Member shall be informed of it.