HC Deb 26 April 1909 vol 4 cc153-4W

asked the Postmaster-General whether the grant of the subsidy of £500 to the Glasgow and South-Western Railway Company for the conveyance of His Majesty's mails between Ardrossan and Arran is conditional on the punctual performance of the service; and, if so, whether he will state on how many occa- sions since 1st October, 1908, the mails were delivered in Arran at the scheduled time, and on how many occasions they were late?


The Glasgow and Southwestern Railway Company are required to perform the Ardrossan and Arran Mail Steamer Service at certain scheduled hours unless prevented by bad weather. I will make inquiry respecting the times of delivery in Arran during the period to which my hon. Friend refers, and communicate the result to him in due course.