HC Deb 05 August 1924 vol 176 cc2783-4W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has made local inquiries as to the practicability of restoring in the Western Isles the rural mail services enjoyed before the War, and has he obtained reports on the matter and, in view of the great delay, inconvenience, and loss sustained by the traders and general public owing to the insufficiency of the present services, will he announce the result after investigation and state whether he is now prepared to afford a daily service on each of the mail-car routes?


A detailed examination of rural services in the Western Isles has been made. The process has necessarily occupied a good deal of time. I hope shortly to introduce such improvement as may be found to be justified, having due regard to cost. I cannot say more than this at present; but, as I have already informed the hon. Member, I shall be harpy to discuss the matter with him personally after the Recess.