HC Deb 20 February 1896 vol 37 c713

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the Postmaster General has considered the advisability of improving the method of transferring the mails from train to steamer and steamer to train at Holyhead and Kingstown; and, whether the harbour improvements being made at the ports mentioned, in view of the new mails contract, include any arrangements for a speedier transfer of the mails than the present slow method of carrying them on the backs of porters?


The question of improving the method of transferring mails, &c., at Holyhead and Kingstown piers is now receiving special attention, and the Postmaster General is at the present time in communication with the President of the Board of Trade on the subject. The improvements to be made to the harbours will not affect the method of transferring the mails.