HC Deb 12 September 1887 vol 321 c274
MR. W. G. CAVENDISH BENTINCK (Penryn and Falmouth)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether the officials of the General Post Office are acquainted with the arrangements which have been in operation for many years past on the Continent for posting letters at railway stations; and, why arrangements of a similar nature cannot be made in this country for transferring letters directly from railway station pillar boxes to Post Office travelling vans which are under the care of sorting clerks?


(who replied) said: In some cases in England letters can be posted in the station. The box is cleared at certain hours, and the letters are transferred to the sorting van in precisely the manner indicated by my hon. Friend. The question whether, with the aid of the Railway Company and their officers, further facilities might be properly introduced at smaller stations is one which the Postmaster General is investigating.