Mr. LEICESTER HARMSWORTH
asked the Postmaster-General if he will state how many times the afternoon mail train has been late in its arrival at Thurso-and Wick, respectively, since the 1st of January last, and the average extent of such lateness?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The afternoon mail train has not arrived punctually at Thurso or Wick on any occasion during this period. The average lateness was two hours and twenty-seven minutes at Wick and two hours and twenty-nine minutes at Thurso. No material improvement can be looked for in present circumstances.