§ MR. JOSEPH DEVLIN
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the latest hour for posting letters at the General Post Office, Dublin, for the North of Ireland is 6. 40 p. m., and with a late fee 7. 40 p. m. ; and, if so, whether, in view of the inconvenience caused to traders both in Dublin and the North of Ireland, he will take steps to have an alteration made in the present arrangement.
The latest hour for posting letters at the General Post Office, Dublin, for the night mail despatch to the North of Ireland is, as stated by the hon. Member, 6. 40 p. m., or with a late fee 7. 40 p. m. It would hardly be practicable with the present train service to afford any extension of time at the post office, but letters may be posted in the mail train at Amiens Street Station up to 8. 20 p. m. A letter which misses the despatch by the 8. 20 train will still be delivered in Belfast at 9. 30 next morning.