§ MR. T. R. BUCHANAN (Aberdeenshire, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether, in view of the fact that the herring fishing is about to begin, arrangements have been made that from 1st July, when the acceleration of mails to Aberdeen begins, the mails so accelerated shall be sent forward at the earliest possible moment from Aberdeen to Fraserburgh and Peterhead?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HANBURY,) Preston
It has not been possible to make arrangements for enabling Fraserburgh and Peterhead to share so soon as the 1st July in the acceleration of the mail to Aberdeen which commences on that date. Not only have terms yet to be arranged with the Railway Companies concerned, but a revision of the Post Office services over an extensive district is involved. It is hoped, however, that the acceleration will take effect from the 1st August.
§ MR. BUCHANAN
said the point of his Question was this. It might be impossible for the Postmaster General to make quick arrangements for the forwarding of the mails beyond Aberdeen, but what he wanted to ask was whether in view of the fact that the herring fishing took place during the month of July at Fraserburgh and Peterhead, some temporary arrangement could not be made for the people so that they might benefit by the acceleration of the mails during that work?
§ MR. HANBURY
The Question has been considered, and I am told it is not possible to make that temporary arrangement.