HC Deb 09 March 1906 vol 153 c771
MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

To ask the Postmaster-General if his attention has been called to the unequal postal deliveries within the municipal boundaries of Aberdeen, and to the fact that the district of Woodside is deprived of the last delivery at night; and whether, with a view of rectifying this, he will consider the possibility of the despatch of the letter bags to that district by the corporation tramway system instead of by rail, as at present.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) In the case of Aberdeen, as in many other cases, it is not practicable for the municipal boundaries of a town to be accepted in all respects as the boundaries of the town delivery area. Considering the small number of letters which would fall into a later delivery, the district of Woodside appears to be sufficiently well served at present. But it will be necessary to revise the delivery arrangements generally when the new office is occupied, and the matter will then be carefully considered. There would be no advantage, at present, in making use of the tramway instead of the railway.