§ MR. JOHN DEWAR (Inverness)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the 994 Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he has yet considered the expediency of sending the mails for South Uist, Barra, and islands west of Skye, viâ Mallaig instead of viâ Oban as at present; and, seeing that the distance from Mallaig to South Uist is 56 miles, and from Oban 105 miles, will he arrange to invite tenders for a steamer service from Mallaig.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
The Postmaster General has considered the expediency of sending mails for South Uist, Barra, and islands west of Skye, viâ Mallaig, instead of viâOban as at present; but for the reasons stated in the letter addressed from the Post Office to the hon. Member on the l6th August last, the Postmaster General does not see his way to take any steps for arranging a service to the islands in question by way of Mallaig.