§ MR. CONYBEARE
I beg to ask the Postmaster General if it is the case that the Union mail steamer Athenian arrived at Plymouth at 4 o'clock on Monday last, and that none of the letters were delivered in the City till the next morning, although they wore delivered in the Western District the same day? Can the right hon. Gentleman explain the cause of the delay?
§ * MR. A. MORLEY
The Athenian arrived in Plymouth Sound at 4.20 a.m. on the 2nd instant, and her mails, for the landing of which an hour to an hour and a-half would be required, were forwarded by the first train from Plymouth at 8.45 a.m. The correspondence for the Western District was sent out by the delivery commencing at 4.15 p.m., and that for the Eastern Central District by the delivery commencing at 5.5 p.m.