HC Deb 07 October 1909 vol 11 c2203
Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS (for Mr. Arthur Henderson)

asked the Postmaster-General if he can state the number of letter carriers or rural messengers who deliver letters seven days a week; and whether he can take steps to secure for all letter carriers and rural messengers one day's rest in seven?

Captain NORTON (for Mr. Buxton)

The number of Sunday posts cannot be stated without special inquiry, which would involve considerable labour. Postmen as a rule work only on alternate Sundays. Indeed, if they object to Sunday work it is generally possible to relieve them of it altogether; but usually they prefer to perform it. The existing arrangements are believed to be satisfactory to the public and to the staff, and I do not think they could be altered with advantage.