HC Deb 13 February 1873 vol 214 cc371-2

asked the Postmaster General, Whether arrangements are in progress by which the benefits of Postal Telegraphs enjoyed by the rest of the United Kingdom, will be extended to the Islands of Orkney and Shetland?


in reply, said, he fully appreciated the inconvenience to which Orkney and Shetland were subjected by the present arrangement. It had been frequently pressed on him by his hon. Friend the Member for the Wick Burghs. The local company had made an offer to sell their property to the Government; but he could not accept their terms, and had made an alternative proposal, which was now under their consideration.