§ MR. ALDERMAN M'ARTHUR
asked the Postmaster General, Whether he has made or is making arrangements to extend to the inhabitants of Alderney the same advantages in relation to postal communication as are now enjoyed by the other Channel Islands?
§ LORD JOHN MANNERS
, in reply, said, it was not intended to extend to Alderney precisely the same arrangements for postal communication as were now enjoyed by Jersey and Guernsey. The reason was that Alderney had a very small correspondence and a very dangerous coast. Owing to this danger, the steamboat companies objected to allow their steamers to call at Alderney on their way from Weymouth and Southampton; nor, indeed, would it be right to delay the Jersey and Guernsey mails by any clause of this kind. Steps, however, were being taken to improve the Alderney postal com- 1324 munication by means of a small steamer to be worked between Alderney and Guernsey.