§ MR. DUNCAN SCHWANN (Cheshire, Hyde)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he received, in April last, a memorial from the postmen of the Hyde borough postal district asking for the withdrawal of rotating postal morning deliveries of letters in the said district; if so, whether a favourable answer can be given; and whether he is aware that public inconvenience has been caused owing to the uncertainty in the time of the delivery of letters consequent upon the changes in making the deliveries.
§ CAPTAIN NORTONfor Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON) (Newington, W.;
The memorial from the Hyde postmen to which the hon. Member refers has received my right hon. friend's careful consideration, and the memorialists have been informed that he is unable to find any reasonable ground for objection to the system of rotation recently introduced at Hyde. The rotation admits of a more equal division of inconvenient duties, and he regards it as being fairer to the staff as a whole, and as lending itself to more efficient working. He is not aware that public inconvenience has been caused by the alteration.