§ 56. Mr. MacKENZIE LIVINGSTONE
asked the Postmaster-General whether the negotiations for the new Hebridean mail contract have now been completed; and when the new and swifter steamers will be in commission?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)
I have been asked to reply. Discussion of the terms of the proposed contract is now proceeding, but as I indicated in my reply to the hon. Member on 14th February, the building of new boats is dependent upon the conclusion of the contract and its ratification by the House.