§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the Cork and Coachford Railway is being utilised in any way for postal purposes; and whether, having regard to the long and hilly road between Coachford and Cork, he would take advantage for the postal system of the railway in question?
§ MR. HANBURY
The Cork and Coachford Railway is not made use of for postal service. By mail cart the mails reach Coachford at 5.25 a.m., and are dispatched at 7.20 p.m., while the first train from Cork does not arrive at Coachford until 9.47 a.m., and the last 261 train at night is dispatched as early as 4.35 p.m. There would be no advantage, therefore, but the reverse, in resorting to the use of the railway.