HC Deb 30 March 1871 vol 205 c890

asked the Postmaster General, Whether there will be any objection to extend the time for issuing and paying Money Orders at the various Post Offices throughout the United Kingdom when the new Money Order system is brought into operation?


said, in reply, that in the metropolitan and in the larger provincial post offices the hours for transacting money-order business were from 10 to 4 o'clock, except on Saturdays, when they were from 10 to 1; but in smaller offices the hours were from 9 to 6, and on Saturdays they were extended to 8 o'clock. Those hours afforded quite sufficient time for granting and paying money-orders, and the time could not be extended with advantage to the public or without entailing considerable inconvenience and expense on the Post Office.