§ MR. VINCENT KENNEDY
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General what would be the cost of despatching a post on the 9.5 or 9.45 a.m. train from Belturbet, which connects locally and with the English mail; and also to state the weekly wage paid to the messengers in the district between Belturbet and Mill-town for the six-day service.
The cost of a mail service from Belturbet to Cavan by the 9.5 a.m. or 9.45 a.m. train would be about £6 or £8 a year, but the correspondence which would be included in such a despatch would be trifling in amount. The postman who works between Belturbet and Milltown receives wages of 20s. a week. He, however, performs certain duties in the town of Belturbet in addition to the delivery to Miltown.