§ MR. FRASER-MACKINTOSH (Inverness-shire)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the Mail steamer from Oban to the Outer Hebrides calls regularly at Lochmaddy; and, if not, what is the cause of the delay in fulfilling the promise on this subject made three months ago by the Secretary for Scotland?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER) (Wolverhampton, E.)
The contract for the mail service by steamer between Oban and the Outer Hebrides does not at present extend beyond Lochboisdale; and, therefore, the steamer does not call regularly at Lochmaddy. Tenders for an extension of the steamer service will, however, at once be invited, with a view, if possible, to such a call being made. The Post Office knows nothing of a promise made by the Secretary for Scotland in the matter; but I am making inquiry on the subject.