Blackpool Corporation (Correspondence, Sorting and Delivery)

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort – in the House of Commons on 8th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Samuel Viant Mr Samuel Viant , Willesden West

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that there are two women and eight men engaged in the sorting and delivery of correspondence for the corporation of Blackpool, work that should be done by the postal services of His Majesty's Post Office; and, as this is a duplication of service and a misuse of labour, will he take the necessary steps to see that this duplication ceases and the labour directed to a better use in the national interests?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I would refer my hon. Friend to the letter I sent him on 12th February, 1942, containing information for which he asked in his Question on 20th November on this subject. I am having further inquiries made and will communicate with him again shortly.

Photo of Mr Charles Ammon Mr Charles Ammon , Camberwell North

Is it not illegal for someone other than the Postmaster-General to deliver correspondence?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

Any person can carry his own letter and deliver it if he wishes.