§ DR. TANNER
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, (1) whether a parcel sent by parcel post from Macroom can only be forwarded by the 7 p.m. train from that town; (2) whether postal facilities from and through Cork afford with a later Macroom service greater possibility of perishable articles passing than is now afforded; and if the 10.30 a.m. train could be utilised in this regard?
§ MR. HANBURY
A parcel sent by parcel post from Macroom can only be forwarded by the 7 p.m. train from that town. The second paragraph of the Question is not understood, there being no later train than 7 p.m., by which a later Macroom service could be afforded. A parcel mail from Macroom by the 10.30 a.m. train was established experimentally in 1895, but the parcels averaged only one a day, and the continuance of the despatch was not warranted.