§ Mr. MUNRO
asked the Postmaster-General, if he would state the sum annually payable in respect of the Scrabster-Scapa postal service; and if he would inquire what saving could be effected if the passage across the Pentland Firth were arranged from Gills Bay to Scapa instead of from Thurso to Scapa?
§ Captain NORTON
The contract payment for the Orkney mail steamer service between Scrabster and Scapa is £2,000 a year. I am having inquiry made respecting the financial effect of diverting the service from Scrabster to Gills Bay.