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Letter Deliveries, London.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons on 16th March 1926.

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Photo of Captain James Fairfax Captain James Fairfax , Norwich

74.

asked the Postmaster General what is the normal hour for the first delivery of letters in London; and whether, as this is later than in many rural arid provincial areas, he will take any steps to ensure an earlier delivery in London?

Photo of Sir William Mitchell-Thomson Sir William Mitchell-Thomson , Croydon South

The normal time for completion of the first delivery in London is 8.45 a.m. in the central and head districts and 8.30 a.m. in the sub-districts. This hour is slightly earlier than the authorised time in the Provinces generally, and could not be Further advanced without great difficulty and expense.

Photo of Captain Robert Gee Captain Robert Gee , Bosworth

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that copies of the OFFICIAL REPORT are delivered 12 miles from this House one hour and 15 minutes earlier than they are delivered four miles from this House?

Photo of Sir William Mitchell-Thomson Sir William Mitchell-Thomson , Croydon South

That may be the case, although I am not aware of it. There may be some irregularity in the times at which letters are delivered at various places.

Mr. ERSKINE:

Why is there so much irregularity in the delivery of letters in Eccleston Square? Why is it that they sometimes come in when I am up and sometimes when I am in bed?