HC Deb 25 February 1914 vol 58 cc1775-6

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General a question of which I have given private notice: Whether he is now in a position to accede to the request of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce for the establishment of a mail to the United States by the Anchor Line steamers in order to mitigate the disad- vantage to Glasgow and Scotland generally of the abandonment of the call at Queenstown of the Cunard Packets?


I have now made arrangements by which, commencing next. Saturday, mails will be dispatched by the steamers of the Anchor Line sailing for New York from Glasgow and Moville on Saturdays. Letters for the United States, etc., may be posted for transmission by the Anchor Line steamers up to 11 am. at Edinburgh and 12.15 p.m. at Glasgow, as compared with the former time of 1.15 p.m. in each city for embarkation on the Cunard Packets at Queenstown. There will also be an opportunity for posting on Saturday morning in the North of Ireland for inclusion in mails to be embarked at Moville.


Will the widest publicity be given to the new arrangement, as there is a general lack of knowledge that the former position of affairs has changed?


I will afford every opportunity I can for doing so.