§ Mr. LAMONT
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- 154W sions since 1st October, 1908, the mails were delivered in Arran at the scheduled time, and on how many occasions they were late?
§ Mr. BUXTON
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.