HC Deb 13 May 1897 vol 49 c370
MR. ARTHUR JEFFREYS (Hants, Basingstoke)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether, under the new regulations for the delivery of letters to every hamlet and house, due care will be taken that no delay shall occur in the present delivery of letters to the various villages and houses in the rural districts?


In the endeavours which are to be made to extend the delivery of letters to every hamlet and house in the kingdom care will, of course, be taken to maintain as far as possible all existing facilities, but the Postmaster General cannot pledge himself that, in the multiplicity of re-arrangements which will become necessary, no place or house shall in any case be served in the least degree later than at present.