Mr. CATHCART WASON (by Private Notice)
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the loss sustained by the Orkney Islands by the limitation of the daily ferry-boat service to three services in the week, and if he will give instructions that the service shall be carried on for this week on the personal guarantee of private Members?
§ Mr. JOSEPH PEASE
I am aware that certain inconvenience must be sustained by such restriction in the service. I cannot undertake that this week the daily service will be carried on, but I am having inquiry made as to the practicability of the suggestion. We cannot, under the terms of the contract, compel the steamship company to provide a service of six days a week at the present time.