§ SIR JOHN LENG
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he will explain why, although a mail bag for Dundee is carried in the newspaper train leaving King's Cross at 5.15 a.m., and the newspapers are delivered in Dundee at 3.37 p.m., the mail bag is not carried forward from Edinburgh to Dundee, and the letters are not delivered before 7 p.m.; and whether arrangements can be made to secure an earlier delivery of the mail in Dundee.
The acceleration of the 5.15 a.m. train from Kings Cross was carried out experimentally by the railway companies some time ago. There are certain practical difficulties in the way of using the accelerated service for the mails for Scotland, but the matter 202 is being considered, and I will communicate with the hon. Member on the subject as soon as I am in a position to do so.