§ MR. O'DOHERTY (Donegal, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether steps have been taken to remedy the irregularities in the Irish mail service, by the Larne and Stranrear route, so far as the city of Londonderry and the north-west of Ulster is concerned; and whether he has any objection to a Return being furnished, showing the number of occasions on which the service has failed to catch the Londonderry train connection at Ballymena, specifying the cause of such delay in each case.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
The service to Ireland by the Larne and Stranraer route has recently been irregular owing in some measure to the severity of the weather. In some cases, however, delay has occurred which cannot thus be accounted for, and the 721 attention of the Companies concerned has been drawn to the matter. A Return of the failures of connection at Ballymena has been called for, and the hon. Member shall be informed of the result as soon as possible.