HC Deb 24 March 1920 vol 127 c415
73. Major BIRCHALL

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that in the residential district of South Kensington there are six deliveries of letters and 10 collections from pillar-boxes daily, and whether, in view of the need for economy, these facilities could be considerably curtailed?


The deliveries in the South-Western District have been reduced from nine to six and the collections from 15 to 10, as compared with the pre-War service. In view of the volume of correspondence, which is heavy, a further reduction would not result in any considerable saving of expenditure, while it would involve the employment of a larger number of part-time officers.


May I ask whether the saving effected will be used for one mail a day to the Islands off the West Coast of Scotland?


That does not arise out of the question.