HC Deb 26 May 1881 vol 261 c1329

asked the Postmaster General, Whether ho has now concluded negotiations for expediting the mails to and from Inverness and the North of Scotland; and, if so, whether he will be good enough to indicate the new arrangements?


informed his hon. Friend that negotiations had been concluded for the acceleration of the mails to the Highlands; but he would not trouble the House with the details. He might say that the London night mail would arrive at Inverness an hour and a quarter, and at Wick two hours and 20 minutes earlier than at present, while the day mail would arrive at Inverness 50 minutes earlier. He had decided upon all arrangements as to arrival of the mails, and he could send the hon. Member a copy of them. He would only add that this improved postal arrangement would come into operation on Wednesday next, the 1st of June.