§ DR. TANNER
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he is aware that the mails from Cork to Killumney and 1496 Kilcrea, both having stations on the Cork and Macroom Railway, are sent from Cork to Ballincollig by car, and thence by messenger to Killumney; whether a messenger from Killumney carries mails to the Ovens, Farran, and Aherla; whether repeated complaints are made by people in Killumney, on leaving by rail by the 9 a.m. train from Cork, that they had not received letters posted in Cork the previous evening; and whether the Postmaster General will accelerate this particular service by utilising the railway?
§ MR. HANBURY
The Postmaster General is aware that the night mails from Cork to Killumney and Kilcrea are sent from Cork to Ballincollig by car, and thence by foot-post. Mails for Ovens and Farran are carried by a messenger from Ballincollig, and those for Aherla by a branch messenger from Farran. The Postmaster General does not appear to have received complaints made by people in Killumney as to the time of delivery of letters posted in Cork the previous evening. The question of accelerating this particular service by using the railway shall be considered.