HC Deb 10 August 1896 vol 44 c385

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether his attention has been called to a memorial, signed by 20 out of a possible 25 postmen at Tunbridge Wells, complaining of certain regulations of the Post Office in force there; and whether the Postmaster General can see his way to meeting the demand of the men on the subject?


A memorial such as the hon. Member describes has been received. The regulation in question was to the effect that the Postmen when leaving the office on their delivery were to leave in single file. This order was made for the convenience of the public—the streets in the midst of which the Tunbridge Wells Office is situated being narrow—and it is not proposed to rescind it, at any rate, until the post office business at Tunbridge Wells is removed to the new office, which is more conveniently situated than the present one.