HC Deb 08 July 1889 vol 337 c1693
MR. LYELL (Orkney and Shetland)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he has considered the desirability of extending the telegraphic communication to Pierowall, Westray, in the County of Orkney; and, if so, can he say when this much desired improvement will be carried out?


The question of extending the telegraph to the Island of Westray has more than once been brought before me; but as it is estimated that the receipts would not equal the expenses, I am precluded by Treasury Regulations from making the extension unless a guarantee be given to secure the Post Office against loss.