§ MR. J. H. PARNELL (Meath, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether, when renewing the contracts with the Midland Railway of Ireland for the carrying of letters, he will include in it the carriage of letters addressed to Kilmessan, county Meath, and thereby prevent the delay in their delivery which exists at present, owing to their being sent by the Great Northern Railway round by Navan, 811 where they were kept for 24 hours before being sent on?
§ MR. HANBURY
It is not the difficulty of making arrangements with the Midland Great Western Railway for the carriage of the bags that prevents the Postmaster General from complying with the requests which have been made for a day mail to Kilmessan. The difficulty lies in the small amount of correspondence to be benefited by a day mail, which is insufficient to warrant the cost of conveying the additional bags and effecting the delivery.