HC Deb 29 June 1893 vol 14 cc340-1
MR. P. A. M'HUGH (Leitrim, N.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that at a recent meeting of the Directors of the Cavan, Leitrim, and Roscommon Light Railway Company, they determined to discontinue one of the three daily services between Ballinamore and Drumshanbo; is he aware that the proposed change, if carried out, would inflict serious hardship and loss on the inhabitants of Drumshanbo in regard to the delivery and transmission of mails; and will he insure that the people of that district are not injuriously affected by any action of the Directors in regard to matters within the purview of his Department?


I am aware of the circumstances referred to by the hon. Member, and I regret the inconvenience to the inhabitants of Drumshanbo which will result from the proposed change. The running of the trains over the railway in question is, however, not subject to any control on the part of my Department; and I have no power to prevent the change contemplated by the Railway Company. I understand that the pending alteration of trains is experimental, and I trust it may be only temporary.