HC Deb 08 December 1926 vol 200 cc2107-8
60. Sir C. RAWSON

asked the Post master-General whether he will take steps to minimise the inconvenience caused to trading concerns owing to the fact that letters posted by the night mail from Dublin, arriving at Euston at 6 a.m., are not delivered in Brighton, less than 60 miles distant, until 3.30 p.m., and that a reply, which is to reach Dublin on the following morning, has to be posted in Brighton at 4.30 p.m., allowing less than an hour for perusing correspondence, dictating replies, transcribing, and posting?

Viscount WOLMER

Under present arrangements, letters from Dublin, arriving in London by the train due at 5.50 a.m., cannot, with the present train service, reach Brighton in time to connect with the second delivery, which commences at 10 a.m., and consequently fall into the third delivery, beginning at 2.15 p.m. I am having inquiry made into the possibility of improving the service.


Is the Noble Lord aware that no one in Dublin will expect a reply to a letter at the speed indicated in this question?