SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derbyshire, Ilkeston)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that many of the inhabitants of Langley Mill wish to have their letters delivered at the back doors of their houses, as has been the custom for many years; whether recently the custom was broken, but that, after an inquiry was made into the matter, the letters were ordered to be delivered at the back doors when so desired; and whether, seeing that recently the letters have again been tendered at the front doors, and in some cases, when refused there, taken away by the postman, he will order the letters to be delivered in the manner most convenient to the public in this locality.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) I have no information as to the circumstances referred to by the hon. Member. The matter appears to be one which should be dealt with by the postmaster of Nottingham.