§ 79. Sir Basil Neven-Spence
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will arrange for a daily delivery of letters throughout Orkney and Shetland.
§ Mr. Burke
The question of providing a daily delivery of letters throughout Orkney and Shetland must depend, as elsewhere, first on transport services being available and, secondly, on the practicability of providing a daily service at reasonable cost. A daily delivery is now given, where air and steamer transport facilities permit, throughout Orkney and Shetland with the exception of part of the "mainland" of Shetland. The question of increasing the number of deliveries in the "rural" part of the "mainland" of Shetland is under consideration, but it should be borne in mind that prewar the cost was prohibitive.