§ DR. AMBROSE (Mayo, W.)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the mail train from Dublin to Westport does not stop at Balla Junction either on the outgoing or return journey; and whether, seeing that this state of things causes inconvenience to passengers who wish to alight at Balla Junction, he will see that a stop of a few minutes is made there.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) As the hon. Member was informed in reply to a similar Question some two years ago, a regular stoppage of the mail train at Balla, which is a comparatively small village, would not be justified. There is, however, no objection on the part of the Post Office to the train being specially 997 stopped on exceptional occasions, such as a local cattle fair, and the secretary to the Post Office in Dublin will deal with any applications which may be addressed to him.