PAYMENTS FOR CONVEYANCE OF LETTER MAIL.
An Coiste um Chuntais Phoiblí.
At the proceedings of the Committee on 15th December, 1960, I undertook to furnish a note on the agreement between the Department of Posts and Telegraphs and Córas Iompair Éireann concerning payment for conveyance of letter mail.
The agreement provides for payment under the following heads:—
(a) Conveyance—assessed on the volume of mail and distance conveyed, charged at company merchandise rates subject to a 20% rebate in recognition of the regularity of the traffic and absence of terminal services.
(b) Control—computed on a mileage rate basis in respect of the running of certain trains to schedules determined by the Post Office.
(c) Haulage of Travelling Post Offices—computed on a mileage rate basis in respect of haulage of these special Post Office coaches.
(d) Sorters’ and Inspectors’ Passes.
(e) Miscellaneous—covering various small services such as custody of mails at rural stations.
(f) Lorry services—assessed on a time and mileage basis in respect of lorry services provided specially for the Post Office.
The advantage of identifying the constituent elements in this way is that, when the services given under any element increase or decrease a corresponding adjustment is readily made in the remuneration payable to the Company.
The agreement also provides that the remuneration as a whole is subject to review in the event of variations in the Company’s public charges for carriage of merchandise.
(Sínithe) L. Ó BROIN,
An Roinn Poist agus Telegrafa.
21 Eanáir, 1961.