§ MR. DONAL SULLIVAN (for Mr. THOMAS HEALY,) Wexford, N.
I beg to ask the Postmaster General if his attention has been drawn to a reply given to a deputation by the late Mr. Raikes, when he admitted that the Wexford commercial community had a substantial grievance in the inefficiency of their mail service, and promised to attach a sorting van to the mid-day mail train, and also to recommend the Treasury to grant a certain sum for the acceleration of said train; and if any steps have since been taken to fulfil the latter part of this promise?
§ SIR J. FERGUSSON
The late Postmaster General, I am informed, did express himself as desirous of accelerating the day mail train to and from Wexford, but the negotiations with the Railway Company were unsuccessful. By sorting the letters on the way, and revised arrangements for the delivery in Wexford, a considerable improvement has been effected; but for an acceleration of the speed of the mail trains, the Railway Company ask a payment far in excess of what the receipts would justify.