HC Deb 22 February 1907 vol 169 cc1142-3
MR. HODGE (Lancashire, Gorton)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been drawn to the proposed extension of the area in which it is proposed to give a Sunday morning delivery of letters and other postal matter in the Huddersfield postal district; if he will make inquiries as to whether any demand was made by the residents in the proposed extended area for such facilities; and, if so, in what proportion such were to the estimated number of householders in the proposed extended area; and whether, if no such request has been made, or if such request has been made only by a small section of the residents, he will countermand any such extension of Sunday labour.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I find that from time to time applications for a Sunday delivery of letters have been received from residents in the outlying parts of Huddersfield which were formerly not served on Sundays although included within the town delivery area. No extension of the existing deliveries seems to be warranted. I may perhaps point out that any person can have his letters retained in the post office on Sundays by addressing to the postmaster a written request, duly signed, to that effect.