HC Deb 21 February 1911 vol 21 c1725

asked the Postmaster-General whether, having regard to the introduction of motor-driven mail vans, he would make arrangements whereby horse mail-cart drivers of good character and experience might have an opportunity of receiving instruction in motor-driving, and be given a preference in obtaining employment in the driving of motor mail vans?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

I am much in sympathy with the object which the hon. Member has in view, and have already taken steps to that end. Only one firm, however, among the present contractors in London is in a position to give facilities to its mail-cart drivers to learn motor-driving. It has done so, but the results have not been altogether satisfactory. Special arrangements have nevertheless been made in connection with a new contract which has recently been placed.


Will the right hon. Gentleman lay on the Table the details of these arrangements?


I will communicate with the hon. Member on the subject.