§ MR. E. R. COOK (for Mr. KITCHING)
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, If his attention has been drawn to the hardship and inconvenience experienced by a large number of rural householders, chiefly of the labouring class, by reason of their letters being delivered at irregular intervals, and then only on payment of extra postage; and, whether he will consider the practicability of extending the distance in country districts within which letters are delivered daily on bearing the penny stamp?
§ THE SECRETAEY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. H. H. FOWLER)
The extension of the free delivery of letters to all inhabited houses would entail a very serious expenditure. The attention of the Post Office is, however, constantly directed to the extension of the free delivery in rural parts, and facilities are afforded wherever the circumstances, after careful inquiry, appear to justify the outlay involved.