HC Deb 16 December 1908 vol 198 cc1875-6

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the announcement that in the new year the steamers of the London and North-Western Railway Company sailing to Kingstown from Holyhead will start from that port at 4.10 p.m. instead of at 7.10 p.m., as at present, and that the incoming steamer will arrive at Holyhead at 2.30 p.m. instead of 5.10 p.m.; and whether, in view of the fact that if this alteration is made the steamers of the London and North-Western Company would arrive at Kingstown within the interval of the arrival at Kingstown of the day mail steamer and the departure of the night mail steamer, and owing to the limited accommodation might thereby impede the punctuality of the mail service, he will have careful inquiries made and have all necessary steps taken to prevent the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company being interfered with or prevented from carrying out the terms of their mail contract.


I am informed that the London and North-Western Railway Company do not contemplate any such alterations in the times of their steamer service between Kingstown and Holyhead.