MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, what additional payment has been asked by the London and North Western Railway Company for the desired acceleration of the day mail trains from Euston to Holyhead, and vice versa; what amount is the Post Office paying for the four Irish mail trains between Euston and Holyhead; and what additional sum was charged for the acceleration of the night mail trains?
§ MR. HANBURY
The London and North Western Railway Company at first asked £11,000 a year for the acceleration of the night and day trains. There was no separate offer in respect of the day trains. It is impossible to state the payment to the Company for the four Irish Mail Trains, as they were provided for under contracts covering other services, and no apportionment of the total sum was made between the various services. After negotiation the sum actually charged for the acceleration of the night mail trains was £5,150 a year.