HC Deb 13 January 1913 vol 46 cc1702-3W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the mails to and from the West of Ireland are still carted across Dublin, as they were before the junction railway was made, and that no use of that railway is made for these mails; and if he will take steps so that the mails for the West shall in future be conveyed by rail in the same way as the Northern and Southern mails have been since the junction railway has been open for traffic?

Captain NORTON

Mails from the Holyhead-Kingstown route for the Midland Great Western Railway, and from that railway for the Kingstown-Holyhead route are carted across Dublin. The question of conveying them by the Dublin loop line instead of by road was considered some years ago, and road conveyance was then found to be at least equally expeditious and at the same time less costly. I have no reason to suppose that the circumstances have changed, but I will have further inquiry made in the matter, and will acquaint the hon. Member with the result.