HC Deb 20 May 1890 vol 344 c1396
MR. HOYLE (Lancashire, S.E., Heywood)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General if his attention has been called to a statement that a letter addressed to a resident in Edenfield, Lancashire, and posted in Manchester on Saturday the 19th April, did not reach its address until 44 hours after the letter was posted; and, if so, whether he can see his way to provide the increased postal facilities for which the inhabitants of Edenfield have petitioned the Department?


My attention has not been called to the particular instance of delay to which the hon. Member refers; but I sanctioned arrangements for the improvement of the postal service at Edenfield some months ago, and quite recently I have authorised an extension of the evening delivery there. The arrangements now appear to be quite satisfactory.