HC Deb 17 March 1904 vol 131 c1404
MR. JOHN DEWAR (Inverness)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the steamers carrying the mails have ceased to call at Abriachan Pier on Loch Ness; and whether, in view of the effect of this upon the postal arrangements in that district, he proposes to take any, and, if so, what, steps in the matter.

THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton

I understand that Abriachan Pier on Loch Ness can no longer be used with safety, and the steamer by which the mails for Abriachan have hitherto been conveyed has therefore ceased to call. Under these circumstances, it has been necessary to send the mails by postmen instead of by steamer, with the result that while the delivery at Abriachan is made earlier, the outward service is not so good as before. Until the pier is repaired, I am sorry there will be no alternative but to continue the present arrangement.