§ MR. CONDON (Tipperary, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that on five days during the past week the mails which should have reached Clonmel at 10.10 a.m. did not arrive until 2.10 p.m., and whether he will direct that the mails for Clonmel should in future be forwarded from Thurles by the Southern Railway direct, thereby ensuring the certainty of the mails reaching at 10 o'clock a.m.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
It is true that during the nine days from the 26th ultimo to the 3rd instant inclusive the English mails were on five occasions late in arrival at Clonmel, but an arrangement is now in operation for 80 forwarding the mails for Clonmel direct from Thurles whenever the day mail train from Dublin is running too late to effect the ordinary connection at Limerick junction. The Postmaster General hopes that by this arrangement a regular arrival at Clonmel will be secured.