HC Deb 11 May 1910 vol 17 cc814-5W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the R.M.S. "Lusitania" passed Queenstown harbour at 12.35 p.m. on Monday, 25th April, and that, had the Irish, Scotch, and North of England mails been landed at Queenstown, they could have been sent on by the ordinary 3 p.m. mail train, and would have been delivered in Cork on Monday evening, and in Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and the Tyne ports early on Tuesday morning; whether he is aware that the "Lusitania" did not reach Fishguard until after 6 p.m. on Monday, and that, even by the use of special trains, letters could not have been delivered in Glasgow and Edinburgh before Tuesday evening, a whole business day being thus practically lost; and whether the Irish mail had to remain at Fishguard until 2.15 a.m. on Tuesday, and when were letters delivered in Cork and Belfast, respectively?


I am having inquiry made, and I will acquaint the hon. Member with the result.