HC Deb 11 February 1895 vol 30 c453

I beg to ask the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that in many districts, especially in provincial towns and in the villages, much of the letter carriers' time is wasted in waiting at doors which are unprovided with letter-boxes; and, whether he can do anything, either by legislation or by official appeal to householders, to secure the more general attachment of letter-boxes to the doors of houses throughout the kingdom?


The Post Office has frequently, for many years past, issued, and from time to time continues to issue, appeals to householders to provide letterboxes in their street doors; but, notwithstanding, it is undoubtedly the fact that many houses are still unprovided with such appliances for facilitating the work of the Postmen. The Department has no legal powers in the matter, and at present it is not considered to be necessary to ask for them. But I hope that further attention having been called to the subject by the hon. Member, some good result may follow.