HC Deb 17 July 1905 vol 149 cc892-3
MR. JOYCE (Limerick)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the fact that persons desiring to post late letters it the night mail leaving Limerick have been refused entrance to the railway station by the officials of the railway company, although showing the letters; and whether he will have representations made to the company to facilitate the posting of late letters at the station.


My attention has been called to this matter. I should perhaps explain that the public are only allowed to go on railway platforms to post letters by favour of the railway company, and that it is of course always open to a company to refuse that favour. As only passengers are now allowed on the platform at Limerick Station, I have given instructions for the letter box in front of the booking office which is accessible to the public at all times to be cleared a few minutes before the time of despatch of the mail trains in order that it may be used for late-fee letters for the mail.