HC Deb 03 March 1864 vol 173 cc1365-6

I beg, Sir, to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If there will be any objection to allow Letters posted at the General Post Office on Sunday to be dispatched on that day, on account of the great privilege it would afford to the public, and the small amount of labour it would entail?


I think there would be great objection to the adoption of such a proposal. The Post Office estimates the number of letters that would be delivered at the General Post Office on a Sunday at about 20,000, and that a force of 220 men would be required to dispatch these letters to the country; and although the hon. Member proposes to limit the arrangement to the General Post Office, it would be impossible so to limit it, and applications would be at once made to them for an extension of the measure to the District Offices.