HC Deb 08 March 1897 vol 47 c202

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether any steps are being taken by the Post Office authorities to facilitate an early delivery of letters in Ballyconnell, Bawnboy, and Swanlinbar, by the employment of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway train service?


The Post Office is not taking any steps in the matter referred to, for, as stated in the answers given to the hon. Member on the 22nd of June 1896 and 1st of February last, the trains running on the Cavan and Leitrim Railway would not afford so convenient a service to Ballyconnell, Bawnboy, etc., as that afforded by car, and the cost of establishing trains specially for the mails would be altogether beyond what the circumstances would warrant.