HC Deb 21 February 1917 vol 90 c1331
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?


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.