§ Mr. AINSWORTH
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the delays that are occurring in the mail service to Tobermory; and what steps he can take to remedy the loss and inconvenience which the public are suffering in consequence?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Sydney Buxton)
The delay which has recently occurred in the afternoon Mail Service to Tobermory has been due partly to the late arrival of the mail train at Oban and partly to the loss of time on the steamer service, the delay in both cases being largely attributable to the pressure of holiday traffic. The contractors for the steamer service have, recently employed, during a temporary emergency, a steamer which is rather slower than that usually employed; but they have promised to replace the present steamer by a faster boat in the course of a few weeks.