HC Deb 28 June 1921 vol 143 c1978
30. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the great loss suffered in Hull by the commercial community by the cessation of Sunday deliveries of letters, and that this loss is particularly heavy owing to the large trade done in perishables from the Continent, for which the prompt, delivery of documents is very desirable; why a preferential postal service on Sundays by special express letters, at a fee of 1s. is permitted at the smaller ports of Bristol and Cardiff and refused to Hull; if he is aware that the Hull postmaster has assured the Hull Chambers of Commerce and Trade that it is not impossible to make local arrangements for the delivery and receipt of such express letters on Sundays and that even the present train service admits of this; and will he give the matter his attention?


I have arranged for an express service (as at Bristol, Cardiff, and certain other places) to be given at Hull experimentally. Its continuance will depend upon the use made of it.