HC Deb 19 May 1905 vol 146 cc860-1
MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he has now made inquiries into the facilities afforded by the Post Office for the forwarding of cut flowers from Caherdaniel, county Kerry; and whether, seeing that this district, though peculiarly suitable for this industry, is nineteen miles from the nearest railway stations, he will secure special facilities for the encouragement of the industry.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) I have had careful inquiry made as to the postal service to Caherdaniel, and I find that the present service is very expensive as compared with the small amount of revenue derived from correspondence for Caherdaniel, and that the cost of an improved service would be quite disproportionate to any increase of business that might be expected. In any case it would be impossible to afford a rapid service, in view of the hilly and difficult nature of the road. In these circumstances I am sorry I can hold out no expectation of an improved service.