HC Deb 30 July 1891 vol 356 c765
DR. MACDONALD (ROSS and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether any reduction is made to the Post Office when the mail steamers in the West Highlands are allowed to leave their routes for other than Post Office work in order to earn money for their owner?

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

I am aware of only one route on which the mail steamer is allowed under special circumstances to make an occasional deviation from her course, and in that case the deviation is a condition of the contract, and the Postal Service does not suffer. Therefore no reduction of payment by the Post Office is made.