§ MR. HOYLE (Lancashire, S.E., Heywood)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General if information has reached him that an important letter, posted in Manchester on Thursday, 29th January, was not delivered at its destination, Bradley Fold, Ainsworth (within 15 miles of Manchester), until 8.45 on the morning of Saturday, the 31st January, and is he aware that great irregularity still continues in the time of delivery of letters there; whether complaints have reached him of the present arrangements under which there is only one daily delivery of letters at Bradley Fold, and that there is no pillar or other post office letter box in the village for the reception of letters; and whether he can remedy the grievance complained of?
§ MR. RAIKES
I am informed that the delay of the letter referred to by the hon. Member was accidental and in some measure due to the address not being accurate. There does not appear to have been any general irregularity. At present there is only one delivery in the day at Bradley Fold, but arrangements are in progress for affording two deliveries, and it is also in contemplation to establish a letter box at the railway station, from which collections will be made morning and evening.