MR. RICHARD CAMPBELL&c.) (Ayr,
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the Postmaster General, having regard to the increasing importance of the burgh of Oban and the large influx of visitors there during the summer months, will reconsider the reply recently given by him to a Memorial and a Petition from the Magistrates and Town Council and the Ratepayers of Oban respectively, praying for an acceleration of the mails from the South to that burgh, so that the unnecessary delay at present arising through the detention of the mails at Stirling may 1702 be obviated, and the inhabitants of Oban enabled to receive and answer their letters on the same day?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER) (Wolverhampton, E.)
In reply to the Question of the hon. Member, I beg to state that the Postmaster General is not unmindful of the importance of acclerating the arrival of the London Night Mail at Oban during the summer season; and, while the objections to the plan proposed by the Memoralists still hold good, his Lordship is endeavouring by negotiations with the Railway Company to effect an improved arrangement in another way.