HC Deb 01 March 1928 vol 214 c602

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.