§ MR. NANNETTI
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he will furnish a, list of the Irish towns, excluding Dublin, for which it was proposed to make up direct bags on the sea post office between New York and Liverpool; and a Return of the number of ordinary letters and the number of registered letters from the "Baltic's" mail, arriving at Queenstown on 1st instant, for each of those towns which instead of being forwarded in direct bags were sent to Dublin for disposal.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton
Apart from the bags for Dublin, direct bags are at present made up in the sea post offices between New York and Liver-pool for the Irish towns of Ballinasloe, Belfast, Castlerea, Claremorris, Clonmel, Cork, Dundalk, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Lisburn, Londonderry, Lurgan, Mallow, Newry, Portadown, Sligo, Waterford, and Westport. This list is subject to revision as circumstances may require after further experience of the working of the new system. No record was kept of correspondence received in the Dublin bags instead of being included in other direct bags made up on board the packet "Baltic" on the occasion referred to by the hon. Member; but it is estimated that some 800 or 900 letters were so treated.