§ MR. W. JOHNSTON
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether his attention has been called to the fact that the steamers from Fleetwood to Belfast are to depart from Fleetwood at 11 p.m., instead of 11.35 p.m., on and after the 1st April; and whether, as the steamer will arrive in Belfast at 5.30 a.m., in time for letters being sorted and dispatched by the first trains on the Northern Counties and County Down Railway lines, he will arrange that as many mails as possible are made up and dispatched by the train leaving Euston for Fleetwood at 5.30 p.m. in connection with the Belfast boats?
§ MR. HANBURY
It is, I understand, the fact that the steamers from Fleetwood to Belfast are to leave Fleetwood at 11.0 p.m., instead of 11.35 p.m., on and after the 1st April. The fixed time of arrival of these steamers in Belfast has not in the past been very punctually maintained, but inquiry shall be made whether additional letters for the North of Ireland can with advantage be sent by this route.