I am glad to say that some 2,000 specific inquiries were made by architects, builders, municipal officials, and the general public. It was the universal opinion among inquirers that the larger letter-plate openings would be of great help, both to the public and the Post Office.
We propose to embark upon a publicity campaign for the use of larger letter plates, at residences as well as offices, by poster, film, press advertising and exhibition, in the spring of 1958, when it is expected that supplies of the new letter plates, conforming to the new standard, will be generally available from the manufacturers. We are also seeking the co-operation of builders, architects and local authorities.
Mr. Gresham Cooke:
Is my hon. Friend also aware that I have installed a commercial size letter-box at my house and that it has one great advantage, that one does not have to get up at 7.30 in the morning to receive packets from the postman?