HC Deb 03 December 1902 vol 115 c1066

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that although the Stornoway and Kyle mail service was established for the carriage of passengers and goods as well as for the conveyance of His Majesty's mails, Messrs. MacBrayne, the contractors, frequently decline to convey goods from Stornoway to Kyle, on the ground that there is not sufficient time for their delivery before proceeding to Mallaig; and will he consider the expedieney of communicating with Messrs. MacBrayne on the subject.


The hon. Member himself and others interested in the West Coast services have frequently complained of delays to the mails, which have on examination been shown to be due to the attempt of the contractors to provide facilities for the shipment of cargo, and under these circumstances I am not encouraged to make such representations as the hon. Gentleman now suggests.