§ MR. NICOL (Argyllshire)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he can state under what conditions and obligations the mail contract has been settled between the Postmaster General and the Campbeltown Steam Packet Company, so as to provide and maintain a daily and efficient postal service all the year round from Greenock to West Coast of Arran, the Cantyre District of Argyll, and the burgh of Campbeltown.
(Answer.) The Campbeltown Steam Packet Company have undertaken to perform a regular mail service to and from Campbeltown every week day all the year round. The steamers will call at Lochranza, Pirnmill, and Carradale. There is to be no deviation or delay, though reasonable time is to be allowed for discharging cargo at the ports of call. Time bills showing the hours of working are to be furnished by the company. A contract is being prepared.—(Post Office.)