§ Mr. FARRELL
asked the Postmaster-General (1) whether he will consider the possibility of making an arrangement, as at Moate on the Athlone line, to stop the limited mail morning and evening at Edge-worthstown; whether under present conditions the first train from Dublin does not arrive till 12.8 p.m. and the last up-train is at 3 p.m.; whether this arrangement would give a first down-train at 9.18 a.m. and a last up-train at 5.45 p.m.; and will he look into and grant this change if the inhabitants desire it; and (2) if he will state the new hours for posting letters at Edgeworthstown, county Longford, for cross-channel and Irish towns from Dublin to the West; whether he is aware that under the old arrangement these letters could be posted up to 10.30 p.m., whilst under the new they must be posted before 8 p.m., thus curtailing the postal facilities by two hours each day; will the limited mail take letters to and from Edgeworthstown; and whether any modification of the night posting is possible?
§ Mr. PIKE PEASE
In regard to this and the following question my right hon. Friend is having inquiry made and will write to the hon. Member.