Postal Collections

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th January 1951.

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Photo of Mr Eric Bullus Mr Eric Bullus , Wembley North 12:00 am, 24th January 1951

asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a further statement about the later postal collections and indicate which towns will enjoy these facilities.

Photo of Mr Ness Edwards Mr Ness Edwards , Caerphilly

Late evening collections have now been introduced in some 540 towns and will, I hope, be introduced in a further 100 or so by the end of January. Recruitment difficulties have yet to be overcome in some places, including London; and in a few others sickness has caused postponement of the date of introduction.

Photo of Mr Eric Bullus Mr Eric Bullus , Wembley North

Does the late collection apply to all the boxes in those towns and cities or only the central boxes?

Photo of Mr Ness Edwards Mr Ness Edwards , Caerphilly

There will be selected boxes.

Photo of Sir Edward Keeling Sir Edward Keeling , Twickenham

Does the Postmaster-General still hope to redeem his promise of later collections in London early in the new year?

Photo of Mr Ness Edwards Mr Ness Edwards , Caerphilly

As soon as we can get over the manpower difficulty in London and recruit the postmen we shall introduce it.