HC Deb 23 March 1891 vol 351 c1665
SIR J. SWINBURNE (Staffordshire, Lichfield)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he will make arrangements for the collection of letters by the Post Office employés in London on Sunday evenings in time for the despatch of mails to the country, in the same way as is done in other parts of the United Kingdom?


In reply to the hon. Member I have to state that, in view of the strong disfavour with which extensions of Post Office labour on Sunday are regarded by a large section of the public, as well as of the decision of the Select Committee on this particular question, I have not seen my way to impose additional work upon the Post Office servants in order to make a general collection of letters in London on Sunday evening.


Will the right hon. Gentleman give facilities to a private company to carry out such a collection of letters?


I think I must ask for notice of that question.