HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 c1628
69. Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that letters posted in the early afternoon now frequently take twenty four hours to reach the Eastern counties, and often miss the night mail to Dublin; and whether there is any prospect of the Post Office regaining its pre-war prompt ness in the delivery of mails?


I assume my hon. Friend refers to letters posted in the early afternoon in Central London. If so, I am not aware that there is such delay as is represented. If he will let me have the covers of any of the letters in question, I shall be happy to have inquiry made, and to acquaint him with the result.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the mail service to and from Ireland is thoroughly unsatisfactory, and will he consider the desirability of appointing a small Committee to look into the matter?


I am not in a position to answer the latter part of the question, but I will be very glad to look into any instance which my hon. Friend likes to bring before me.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Has the censorship in Ireland anything to do with the delay in the delivery of letters on the other side of the water?