§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused to the public owing to the discontinuance of the 10.15 a.m. train from Limerick to Tralee from the 1st instant; whether the statement of his Honour Judge Adams at Newcastle West Quarter Sessions, to the effect that it would be impossible to devise any scheme which would inflict greater injury upon the city of Limerick, upon the West of Limerick, and upon Kerry, than the stopping of this morning mail 369 train, has been brought under his notice; and, in view of the fact that the Great Southern and Western Railway Company are bound under the amalgamation to give facilities to the public equal to those enjoyed by them under the Waterford and Limerick Railway Company previous to the amalgamation, will he inquire into this matter and see that this train is run as heretofore.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The hon. Member has forwarded to me a newspaper report of a statement purporting to have been made by Judge Adams, which is to the effect mentioned. No specific representations, however, have been made to the new Department in the matter, nor has the Department received any complaint of inconvenience to the public caused by the discontinuance of the train in question. In the absence of such, the Department is not in a position effectively to make inquiry as suggested.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
If any appeal is made to the Department I am sure they will give it every attention. I cannot order a railway company to run trains.
§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY
Will the right hon. Gentleman compel the company to give facilities to the public equal to those enjoyed by them previously to the amalgamation?
§ [No answer was returned]