HC Deb 02 March 1905 vol 142 cc165-6

To ask the Postmaster-General if he is now in a position to state whether any new arrangements have been made with the West Coast Railways with the object of ensuring that the down night mails from London to the North of Scotland will be delivered at schedule times.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) I am glad to say that, as the result of measures taken both by the railway companies and by the Post Office, a considerable improvement has been effected in the working of the night mail service from London to the North of Scotland. There have, during the past few months, been very few cases of material delay not attributable to some unavoidable cause such as unfavourable weather or an accident on the railway.