HC Deb 10 August 1905 vol 151 cc962-3
MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

On behalf of the hon. Member for Mid-Tyrone, I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he has yet decided to give an extension of two hours in the despatch of the mails from Derry, via Greenore, by the 5.15 p.m. train from Derry; is he aware that the suggestion to send the mails via Fleetwood at the same hour would not benefit the intervening towns from Omagh, Dundalk, and Newry, and the whole of the intervening districts; and if he will accede to the desire of all the inhabitants of the north-western and south-eastern districts of the North of Ireland to have this improved mail service.

THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, West houghton

I propose to establish a mail from Londonderry to London by the 5.15 p.m. train from Londonderry. I fear that the amount of correspondence available is insufficient to warrant the establishment of mails from the smaller towns in the districts referred to by the hon. Member; but I am making further inquiry. I would, however, remind him that Newry has had a despatch to England by the Greenore route for some time.