§ MR. FETHERSTONHAUGH (Fermanagh, N.)
To ask the Postmaster-General if he will say in what way it would be more costly for the Ballina to Crossmolina mail car to start at 12.30 as compared with 4.30; does the 9.15 a.m. train from Dublin carry letters from Dublin as well as the day mail; and between what hours must letters be posted in order to go by the 9.15 train from Dublin.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) If the day mail car were run at the time proposed by the hon. Member a considerably higher subsidy to the contractor would be necessary, as there would be less passenger traffic. The 9.15 a.m. train from Dublin conveys letters arriving in Dublin by the supplementary night mail from England, and letters posted at the General Post Office, Dublin, between 6.15 a.m. and 8.15 a.m., as well as parcels posted at the Amiens Street office up to 8.20 a.m.