§ MR. JOHN DEWAR (Inverness)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the Island of Eriskay, in South List, has only three deliveries of letters in the week; and whether, having 1373 regard to the circumstances of this island, namely, that half the population are absent for six months in the year, earning their livelihood elsewhere, and of the importance of the correspondence, not only in the form of letters, but of remittances and parcels to the comfort and convenience of the district, he will reconsider the decision recently given, and endeavour to arrange that a daily delivery may be given.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets Poplar
I will have further inquiry made into the question of increasing the frequency of the mail service to Eriskay, and I will inform the hon. Member of the result in due course,