§ MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he will direct that facilities be given for posting letters in the train leaving Tralee at 1.55 p.m., and thus enable letters to be answered the day they are received in Tralee and Killarney?
§ MR. HANBURY
The provision of a letter box is confined to trains in which there are officers of the Department travelling who can take charge of and deal with the letters. No such, officer travels with the train in question. In any case there could scarcely be an interval available for reply at Tralee, as the delivery of the day mail letters in the town does not commence until 1.30 p.m., and replies would have to be carried to the station and posted before 1.55 p.m.