HC Deb 11 July 1887 vol 317 c336

asked the Postmaster General, Whether, whenever the telegraph cable to Islay requires to be renewed, he will consider the advantages offered by the alternative line through the Island of Gigha, and thus afford the advantages of telegraphic communication to the fishermen of that Island?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

In reply to my hon. Friend, I have much pleasure in stating that the alternative route for the Islay telegraph cable suggested in his Question shall receive full consideration, with a view to its possible adoption when the time arrives for renewing the cable.