32. Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has considered the advisability of temporarily suspending during the War the motor mail-van services in those cases in which the mails might be carried by railway with little inconvenience; and whether he has formed any estimate of the number of men and cars who could thus be released for the purposes of the War?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
Advantage will be taken of any favourable opportunity that occurs to release motor mail-vans and their drivers for war purposes, but at the present time is not possible to say how far such changes will be practicable.
Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
Has the right hon. Gentleman considered this with reference to a specific case where motor cars are being used?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The local officers of the Post Office have been considered in reference to a specific case.