HC Deb 20 July 1871 vol 208 c14

asked the Postmaster General, Whether he has considered a Letter dated July 14th, addressed to the authorities of the Post Office, on the subject of the condition of Arran Islands as regards postal facilities; and, whether he will favourably entertain the prayer of the Inhabitants, 3,000 in number, to have a Money Order Office and Savings Bank established there?


Sir, owing to the frequent interruptions of communication with the mainland, especially in winter, it is not possible to have, in regard to Arran, the very frequent check on which the security of the money-order system greatly depends; but if a person can be found who, while in other respects qualified for the office of postmaster there, is ready to give proper security, I shall be happy to establish a money-order office and savings bank there.