HC Deb 01 July 1902 vol 110 c417

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that both passengers and mails are delayed by reason of the failure of the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company to connect their train leaving Letterkenny at 2.25 p.m. with any of the mail trains leaving Londonderry in the afternoon for Dublin and Belfast and cross-channel routes; whether, seeing that this company has undertaken to work the Letterkenny and Burtonport Extension, now being built out of public funds, the company will be required to give an undertaking to arrange their time table so as to ensure through connection between stations on the Burtonport line and the afternoon mail trains at Londonderry.

(Answer.) I understand the facts are as stated in the first part of the Question. By Section 17 of the 62 & 63 Vic., cap. 50, the intervention of the new Department to consider and investigate complaints of this character is restricted to matters other than those affecting the Postmaster General. Under the circumstances perhaps the hon. Member will place himself in direct communication with the Department of the Postmaster General.—(Irish Office.)