HC Deb 14 April 1891 vol 352 cc475-6
MR. ISAACSON (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he will state the reason why the northern and eastern portions of the Metropolis are not included in the 7 o'clock delivery from the House of Commons?


In answer to the hon. Member, I have to state that the 7 o'clock collection at the House of Commons Post Office for delivery in all the London districts, except the eastern and northern, was established about 20 years ago, and those two districts were excluded because the letters for them were found to be too few in number to justify the expense of their conveyance. I will, however, have inquiry made to ascertain whether there has since been a sufficient increase in the correspondence to justify the cost of including those districts in the arrangement.


I may remind the right hon. Gentleman that the population of the East End of London is now something like 10 times as large as it was 20 years ago.