HC Deb 24 March 1898 vol 55 cc736-7
MR. F. A. O'KEEFFE (Limerick)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if his attention has been directed to the frequent causes of complaint by the people of the city of Limerick and surrounding counties on account of the late arrival of the mails, owing to the non-providing of a special train at the Limerick Junction for that city whenever the train from Dublin is late; will he explain why the postal authorities have refused the small subsidy of £3 to the railway company to run a special train to Limerick when such delay occurs; and whether, seeing that when the mail misses connection at the Limerick Junction a delay of nearly four hours is caused in the delivery of letters in Limerick, he will take final steps to have this grievance obviated in future?


A Question practically identical with that of the hon. Member's was asked by the hon. Member for East Clare on Monday last, and I must refer the hon. Member to the detailed answer which I then gave. I shall be happy to show him a copy of it.