HC Deb 29 June 1896 vol 42 c261

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, will he explain why the postal service to Donoughmore is still conducted by a mail car service, although the present light railway to Donoughmore could be utilised to facilitate and accelerate the service in question; and whether any additional cost would be incurred in utilising the railway for parcel post purposes?


Donoughmore is served, not by mail cart but by a postman using a bicycle, who reaches Donoughmore at 9.20 a.m. and leaves at 4.30 p.m. The trains available would afford no acceleration, but on the contrary there would be a slight curtailment of hours, and the change suggested is not therefore expedient. The Post Office would have to pay for the use of the railway for the conveyance of letter mails, but if used for parcel post purposes, little or no additional cost would be incurred.