HC Deb 26 May 1903 vol 122 c1791

To ask the Postmaster-General whether Rule 56, in the Provincial Town Postmen's Rule Book, is meant as an instruction to postmen that letters for delivery may not be put under the door or laid inside the window of the house to which they are addressed, in case no person should happen to be in the house at the time of delivery.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) The intention of Rule 56 in the current issue of Provincial Town Postmen's Rule Book is, as stated in the hon. Member's Question, to prohibit the placing of letters for delivery under doors or through a window, when there is nobody there to receive them, even when previously requested by the owner to do so.