§ Mr. REES (Montgomery Boroughs)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he can arrange for the re addressing of lodgers' letters upon the same terms as apply in the case of householders.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The Question put by the hon. Member is practically the same as that put to me on the 16th April last by the bon. Member for Portsmouth, and my Answer must, I fear, be the same as I then gave, viz., that I do not see my way to extending the scope of official redirection. The work of redirection is already a considerable hindrance to the ordinary work 445 of the postmen, and, if it were extended to lodgers' letters, serious delay and inconvenience would be caused. There is not the same need for official redirection in the case of lodgers as in the case of householders. In any case in which good grounds are shown for requiring the assistance of the Post Office in the matter, official redirection is, as far as practicable, undertaken.