HC Deb 19 March 1917 vol 91 c1584W

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?


In regard to this and the following question my right hon. Friend is having inquiry made and will write to the hon. Member.