§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, why parcels posted in Macroom before 10 a.m. cannot be sent on by the 10.30 a.m. train; and if in the case of perishable articles going through to London or the Midlands, the Post Office will try and facilitate the transit of such light parcels by the train leaving Macroom at 10.30 a.m.?
§ DR. TANNER
At the same time I will ask the right hon. Gentleman if he is aware that a parcel posted at 9 or 10 a.m. in Macroom, county Cork, on Monday cannot be delivered in London before Wednesday morning; and that a parcel posted at the same hours, namely, 9 or 10, at Macroom, on Friday morning, cannot be delivered in London until Monday?
§ MR. HANBURY
The Postmaster General is aware that a parcel posted at 9 or 10 a.m. in Macroom on Monday cannot at present be delivered in London before Wednesday morning; and that a parcel posted at the same hours—namely, 1490 9 or 10, at Macroom on Friday mornings—cannot be delivered in London until Monday. As was stated to the hon. Member in reply to a question on Tuesday last, a parcel mail from Macroom by the 10.30 a.m. train was established experimentally in 1895, but the continuance of the dispatch was not warranted because of the fewness of the parcels. As, however, a parcel for London dispatched from Macroom by the 10.30 a.m. train would be delivered in the course of the following morning, the question of sending parcels by this train shall again be considered, and the result communicated to the hon. Member.
§ MR. M. J. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a private communication has been addressed to the Postmaster General on this subject?