Telegraph and Air-Mail Facilities (Orkneys).

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 7th December 1937.

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Photo of Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence , Orkney and Shetland

asked the Postmaster-General the reason for the delay in completing the telegraph connection between the Islands of Papa Westray and Westray, Orkney?

Photo of Mr Walter Womersley Mr Walter Womersley , Grimsby

A cable has been laid between Westray and Papa Westray, but some further construction work is necessary before telegraph communication can be established between the two islands. It is hoped to complete this in about three months.

Photo of Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence , Orkney and Shetland

asked the Postmaster-General when the air-mail service to the North Isles of Orkney is due to begin?

Photo of Mr Walter Womersley Mr Walter Womersley , Grimsby

No decision has yet been reached as to the institution of such a service.