HC Deb 02 July 1897 vol 50 cc956-7

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is in a position to state that there will be no diminution in the mail steamer service to the Outer Hebrides?


No statement can be made at present on this subject. The Government have undertaken to give these districts, like the rest of the country, the benefit of the recent Post Office concessions, and probably an inter-Departmental Inquiry will be instituted to ascertain whatsteamer service is necessary for carrying this into effect.