§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that the Postmaster General received resolutions from the Chamber of Commerce and County Borough Council of Limerick condemning the present railway and postal arrangements in connection with 424 the Limerick and Kerry districts, on the ground that they are detrimental to the trade of the towns in those districts, as well as to that of the city of Limerick, and suggesting the necessity of coming to terms with the Great Southern and Western Railway Company; and, if so, will he state whether the Postmaster General intends to take any action in reference to this matter.
§ MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
I beg also to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he can state whether the Postmaster General has taken any steps to remedy the alleged grievances in the districts of Limerick and Kerry in respect to the carriage and delivery of mails.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
The Postmaster General has received copies of resolutions from the Chamber of commerce and the County Borough Council of Limerick respecting the railway and postal arrangements in the district served by the Limerick and Kerry Railway. It appears from the published time tables that the Railway Company intend on the 1st July to restore as far as Listowel the 10.15 a.m. train from Limerick, which was formerly used for the down day mail. Arrangements are accordingly being made for it to be used again for the mail service.