§ MR. MENZIES (Lanarkshire, S.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether all post offices in England are closed from 12 (noon) on Christmas Day; and, if so, whether a similar half-holiday could be arranged for Post Office employees in Scotland, either on Christmas or New Year's Day.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
On Christmas Day, in England and Ireland, post offices are open during the same hours as on Sundays. In Scotland on Christmas Day and also on New Year's Day, post offices are open as on ordinary week days, although on the last-named day money order, postal order and savings bank business is not transacted. The question of making the arrangements on New Year's Day in Scotland the same as those on Christmas Day in England and Ireland has been considered, but it is doubtful whether such a restriction of services on New Year's Day would be generally acceptable to the Scottish people.