HC Deb 17 February 1914 vol 58 cc795-6W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has received from the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce representations as to the inconvenience which has been caused to Scottish traders by the withdrawal of the regular Saturday afternoon mail from Glasgow to the United States consequent on the Cunard steamer no longer calling at Queenstown on Sunday mornings, and urging the establishment of a direct mail service between Glasgow and the United States; whether he has considered these representations; and whether he has given any reply to the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce?


I have received such a representation from the Glasgow Cham- ber of Commerce. As indicated in my answer yesterday to the hon. Member for East Cork, the Cunard Packets will continue to call at Queenstown for the final outward American mails until the 28th of this month, when the "Lusitania" will sail from Liverpool to New York direct. Meanwhile, I am considering the possibility of a mail from Glasgow on Saturdays by the Anchor Line, as suggested by the Chamber of Commerce.