HC Deb 13 May 1924 vol 173 cc1179-80W

asked the Postmaster-General when it is intended to repair the Westray cable, which has been out of service since January?


I am sorry that there has been greater delay than was anticipated in carrying out the repair of the Westray cable, owing mainly to the fact that both the Post Office cable ships have had to undergo refit and that the work on one of them took much longer than was expected. In the meantime other cables broke down, and, in view of their importance, had to be given precedence in repair. The Westray cable is included in the programme for the next trip of the cable ship "Monarch," and I hope that it will be possible to carry out the repair about three months hence.