HC Deb 07 May 1907 vol 174 c70
MR. BRAMSDON (Portsmouth)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he will say whether letters are re-addressed at the Post Office when the Post Office authorities are requested to do so by householders who have gone away temporarily, leaving servants behind, or the house empty, or on change of residence permanently; and will he state what are the general rules applicable to readdressing householders' letters by the Post Office, whether requested to do so or not.


The principle which the Post Office adopts is to limit official re-direction, which involves considerable additional trouble, to cases in which private redirection cannot be arranged. When a householder's letters can be sent on to him by his servants the Post Office does not undertake the re-direction. When a householder removes permanently, or is temporarily from home leaving his house empty, the Post Office re-directs the letters when requested to do so.