§ MR. GILHOOLY (Cork Co., W.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether tenders have been invited for a mail car service from Castletown Berehaven to Lehanmore; whether he has received a tender to give such service at the same or even less remuneration than is paid at present to two rural messengers; and whether, in view of the fact that a mail car service will be a great convenience to that district at no extra expense to the State, he will at once sanction it before the fishing season commences?
§ SIR JAMES FERGUSSON
Tenders have not been invited for a mail car service, and no tender has been received for such a service at the same rate as that now paid or for less. The posts in this neighbourhood already entail a loss on the Revenue, and no arrangement is practicable for securing the improvement desired.
§ MR. GILHOOLY
Will the right hon. Gentleman be prepared to consider any proposal which may be laid before him on the subject?