HC Deb 11 December 1906 vol 167 c110

To ask the Postmaster-General if his attention has been directed to the new harbour on the North Pembrokeshire coast at Fishguard; is he aware that the opening of this new harbour makes it possible for the American and other mails to be delievered in London in some six hours less time than is now the case; and is he prepared to take any steps in the direction of securing to the public in the matter of the delivery of incoming mails the advantages which the opening of Fishguard Harbour renders possible.

(Answered, by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I am fully aware of the recent development of Fishguard Harbour and the possible advantages it offers. I must point out, however, that in most cases the selection of ports of call by homeward Atlantic liners is not under my control; and that the question of the route for the conveyance of mails landed at Queenstown must be considered from the point of view of the country as a whole, and not of London alone.