HC Deb 30 March 1841 vol 57 cc704-5
Mr. Herries

said, that on the new regulation for the Post-office coming into operation, the public had been called upon to post their letters earlier. He wished to know whether there was any prospect of an extension of the time of closing, according to the understanding that such should be the case, after the difficulties of the new system had been overcome,

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

was sorry to say, that so far from seeing any prospect of the understanding being carried into effect, there was, on the contrary, so much pressure arising out of the increased correspondence, that there was much difficulty in carrying on the business with the present establishment of clerks.

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