§ 70. Mr. MUNRO
asked the Postmaster-General if he has received a petition from the provost, magistrates, and councillors of the City and Royal Burgh of Kirkwall, praying that parcels may be conveyed in baskets instead of in sacks, as it is found that much damage is sustained by the latter method of enclosure; and if he will give instructions that for the conveyance of packages of a fragile nature baskets shall be used as formerly?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I have received the petition. Some improvements have been effected in the handling of the parcels in question, and there have been no recent complaints. Upon the general question of the use of bags for the conveyance of parcels I would refer the hon. Member to answers given by me on this subject last year, and especially to that of 19th February, 1912.