HC Deb 23 February 1893 vol 9 c178

I beg to ask the Postmaster General how often the mails to the North of Ireland, viâ Stranraer, have been late on arrival at Larne since January 1st, 1893; and have such delays been incurred (1) before reaching Carlisle, (2) between Carlisle or Stranraer, or (3) between Stranraer and Larne?


Although the mails forwarded to Ireland by way of Stranraer have reached Larne exactly at the appointed time on only very few occasions since the 1st January, the amount of lateness has exceeded 15 minutes on but 23 occasions, and 30 minutes on 13 occasions during the period of 51 days, i.e., from the 1st ultimo to the 20th instant. The delay has been distributed over the whole route. If the hon. and gallant Member wishes it, I will send him detailed particulars.