§ MR. MONSELL,
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.