HC Deb 03 August 1905 vol 151 cc98-9
DR. THOMPSON (Monaghan, N.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if any arrangement has yet been made which will facilitate the despatch of the English mails via Greenore from Derry and the surrounding counties, cities, and towns by the train leaving the city of Londonderry at 5.15 p.m.; is he aware of the convenience an extension of postal time such as proposed would afford a large part of the North of Ireland; and if he has received any representations from the districts served by the Great Northern Railway Company pressing upon his attention the desirability of the suggested postal extension.


The hon. Member is no doubt aware that I recently received a deputation on the question of establishing a mail service from the North of Ireland to England by the Greenore route. I undertook to make further inquiries on the subject, but these are not yet completed. I regret that I am not in a position to state whether or not such a service can be established.


Does the noble Lord well understand the importance of this question to those who reside in the North-West of Ireland?


Yes, Sir, the deputation made that quite clear.