HC Deb 14 May 1902 vol 108 cc173-4
MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he can state in what condition is the existing contract, if any, for the carrying of His Majesty's mails from Limerick Junction through the districts of Limerick and County Kerry; and whether it is the intention of the Government to carry the mails by car instead of by rail as heretofore.

(Answer.) No alteration has been made in the mail service between Limerick Junction and Limerick. The contract for the mail service on the Kerry line has been terminated by notice from the railway company, who have demanded such a large increase for the maintenance of the present trains that the Postmaster General had no alternative but to acquiesce in the modifications of the service which have been arranged by the company. This will necessitate the conveyance of the mails in certain cases by car instead of by railway.—(Post Office.)