HC Deb 22 February 1884 vol 284 c1721

asked the Postmaster General, If he can afford postal facilities such as are enjoyed by the districts of Hampstead Heath, Camberwell, and Notting Hill to the inhabitants of the suburbs of Brixton and Stockwell, so as to enable them to post letters after midnight for the first morning delivery, which at present, although only three miles from the General Post Office, they are unable to do?


In reply to the hon. Member, I may say that the existing arrangements for making the last collection of letters in the suburban districts at midnight has been in force for some years, and is believed to be satisfactory to the public generally, the applications for a collection at a later hour of the night having been few in number, and none of recent date. An early morning collection is made in the central or what are called the town districts of London, including a few of the suburban districts, where the special circumstances seemed to call for it. I will cause inquiry to be made whether the circumstances are now such as would justify the extension of the arrangement to Brixton and Stockwell.