§ 12. Mr. DOUGLAS HALL
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that inconvenience has been caused to merchants and traders in the Isle of Wight owing to the delays that take place in delivery of the morning mails, and that such firms as Messrs. J. S. White and Company have suffered inconvenience in complying with Admiralty orders and directions which come by post owing to these delays; and whether, in these circumstances, he can see his way to give instructions that the overnight mails for Cowes and other important parts in the Isle of Wight should be dispatched by early morning boat either from Southampton or Stokes Bay?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Hobhouse)
As I explained to the hon. Member a short time ago, a better service by way of Southampton cannot be arranged. No steamer service has been running between Stokes Bay and Ryde for some time.