HC Deb 04 May 1882 vol 269 c87

asked the Postmaster General, Whether he can give the House an assurance that the increase to the postman's labour proposed by the postal parcels system shall in no way be permitted to add to their Sunday labour?


asked the Postmaster General, Whether, in making the arrangements for the establishment of the parcels post, he will provide that parcels shall not be collected or delivered on Sundays?


Sir, in reply to the Questions of my hon. Friends the Members for Stoke and Wolverhampton, I have to say that the important subjects to which they relate will receive careful consideration in making any arrangements for the establishment of a parcels post. Although it would be premature to give any positive assurance on the subject until these arrangements are in a more forward state, I may say that, in my opinion, the Sunday labour of letter carriers and other officers of the Department will certainly not be increased by the establishment of the parcels post.