§ MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he has considered a Memorial addressed to him by inhabitants of the Arran Islands, drawing attention to the inadequate and irregular character of the Postal Service (which has recently allowed a period of nine days to elapse without a delivery of letters), and also to the need of a Telegraphic Service for the convenience of the inhabitants at large, and particularly for the magisterial, police, coastguard, and other official establishments in the islands, as well as for the fish-buyers who transact business there and the numerous tourists; and whether the requests of the Memorial will be granted?
§ *THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES,) Cambridge University
I have received the Memorial in question, which relates to subjects requiring careful examination. I have called for the necessary information, and when I have fully considered the matter, I will lose no time in sending a reply.