§ 69. Mr. BURT
asked the Postmaster-General if his attention has been called to complaints from the Bedlingtonshire Urban District Council relating to a charge of 3d. which has lately been imposed on callers for letters on Sundays at the Bedlington Post Office, even if there are no letters for them; whether he is aware that large numbers of men are at the front from that district and that the relatives are naturally anxious to have the latest information from them; whether the demand for payment on Sunday letters is general or does it apply only to a few places and those of a less population than Bedlingtonshire; whether there are many smaller towns in the locality where the inhabitants still have the privilege of a free delivery of their letters on Sundays; and whether something will be done to remove the grievance, either by delivering letters or by ceasing to enforce payment from callers on Sunday?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
The right hon. Member has twice drawn attention to this matter, and for the reasons which have been fully explained to him in correspondence I regret that I am unable to modify the decision arrived at.