HC Deb 10 August 1904 vol 140 c31

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the offer of the Great Northern Railway Company, Belfast, to carry a supplemental mail bag via Greenore, he will consider the advisability of accepting this offer.

THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton

Although the Post Office under its contract with the Great Northern of Ireland Railway Company could claim the right to send between Belfast and Newry the supplementary mail desired by the hon. Member without special payment, it would be necessary to make a special payment for the conveyance of the bag from Newry to Holyhead, and considerable expense would be incurred for mail cart service in London. In view of the high cost of the several mail services already established between England and Belfast, I do not think that I should be justified in authorising an additional mail by the Greenore route. At the same time, if the hon. Member wishes to put forward any views I will consider them.