93. Captain COOTE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of 916 the grave loss being occasioned to small traders in country districts by the inadequate postal facilities; whether he is aware that in many such districts the morning delivery is not until 10 or 11 a.m., and the last post out at 4 p.m.; and whether any scheme is in preparation for improving this state of affairs and, if so, what?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Illingworth)
Steps are being taken to review the cases in which it has been necessary to curtail postal facilities as the result of war conditions, and improvements will be introduced where the local circumstances permit.