HC Deb 16 December 1912 vol 45 c1080
30. Mr. PETO

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can make arrangements for firms, companies, and individuals who require to post large numbers of letters at the same time to have facilities for handing them in direct at the Post Office instead of putting them in the ordinary pillar and other letter boxes, and thus save the time both of the public and the postmen, particularly in view of the risk of damage to correspondence deposited in the pillar-boxes which at present exists?


Any batch of letters for the post can, under the ordinary regulations, be collected from the sender's premises, if the postage amounts to £10, and if reasonable notice is given beforehand. Generally special arrangements are made where any considerable quantity of letters is being regularly sent by any one person. In view of the fact that, according to the reports that have at present reached me, not a single letter has been destroyed in the recent malicious attempts upon pillar-boxes, I do not consider that the circumstances require the imposition upon the counter staff of the additional work which would be involved by the adoption of the hon. Member's suggestion.