§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that since the 1st June last the despatch night mail leaves Rathkeale and other towns on the route between Limerick and Tralee about an hour earlier than formerly; and seeing that this causes inconvenience to the public, will he state whether he intends to take any steps to prevent it.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
It is the case that the night mail despatch from Rathkeale and other towns on the Limerick and Tralee line is now made earlier than formerly. As explained to the hon. Member in answer to previous questions, the Postmaster General was not able to come to terms with the railway company, and the mail service now afforded is the best practicable under the circumstances.
§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY
As I am of opinion that the Postmaster General is to blame in this matter, I shall raise the question on the Estimates.