§ 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?
§ *MR. RAIKES
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.