HC Deb 17 March 1919 vol 113 cc1729-30

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the inconvenience experienced in Scotland by reason of the late morning deliveries of letters from the South; whether, in view of the business interests involved, he will cause inquiry to be made into the matter; and what progress is being made in absorbing all available labour in appointing letter sorters and deliverers throughout Scotland?


I will inquire into the matter with which the first part of the hon. Member's question deals, if he will be so good as to let me know what places he more particularly has in mind. But the trunk night mail train has not and cannot yet resume its pre-war timing. Men returning from the Army are restored to duty without avoidable delay. It is the duty of postmasters to recruit temporary labour as required to carry on the work during the absence of the regular staff.