HC Deb 05 July 1909 vol 7 cc793-4

asked the Postmaster-General if he has decided to reduce the time for which telegraph offices are to be open on Sundays in the St. Asaph district to an hour and a-half, namely, from 8.30 to 10 a.m.; and if he has taken any steps to ascertain the wishes of the inhabitants of the district on the subject?


As stated in my reply to a question asked in this House on 18th May, I am considering, with the view of diminishing Sunday labour under the Post Office and of improving its conditions, the question of opening Post Offices on Sundays half an hour later than at present, namely, at 8.30 a.m. instead of at 8 a.m. No decision has yet been come to, as I am endeavouring to ascertain local opinion on the question, and I have consulted, among other bodies, the County Council of Flintshire, in whose area St. Asaph is situated. I may point out that in Scotland it is already the usual practice to open telegraph offices on Sundays for one hour only, namely, from 9 a.m. to. 10 a.m.