§ MR. JAMES DALY (Monaghan, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that letters posted at Manchester for Ballyboy, Castleblaney, and Carrickmacross reach those towns the following morning at 10 o'clock if sent viâ Dublin; also that letters from Manchester for Castleblaney, Ballyboy, and Carrickmacross do not reach their destination until 5 o'clock the following afternoon if sent viâ Belfast, or seven hours later than letters sent viâ Dublin, and whether in the future he will have letters for towns mentioned sent viâ Dublin instead of Belfast?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HANBURY,) Preston
It is the case that letters posted at Manchester for Ballyboy, Castleblaney, and Carrickmacross reach those towns the following morning about 10 a.m. if sent viâ Dublin, but that letters from Manchester for the same towns do not reach their destination until 5 p.m. the following afternoon if sent viâ Belfast. The dispatch from Manchester viâ Dublin, however, takes place at 10.40 p.m., while the dispatch viâ Belfast is at 12.10 midnight, and it is only letters which are not posted in time for the Dublin dispatch which are forwarded viâ Belfast.