HC Deb 10 July 1923 vol 166 cc1169-70

asked the Postmaster-General it he is aware that manufacturers, merchants, and other persons in Scotland are greatly inconvenienced in their business by the lack of any official statement of the days and hours of despatch for mails intended for abroad, and especially for Canada and the United States, and that the Post Office weekly list, for which an annual charge of 30s. is made, gives the sailings from London only; and if he can see his way to have a similar list issued showing the days and hours of despatch in Scotland?


I am not aware that inconvenience is caused through the lack of official information concerning the despatch of mails from Scotland for places abroad. Notices giving the local times of closing the mails are exhibited at the post offices of the principal centres, such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Dundee, and lists of despatches, based on official information, are published in "The Scotsman," "The Glasgow Herald," and other leading Scottish newspapers. In this respect, Scottish towns are as well off as provincial towns in England. I fear that it would not be practicable to publish a separate Post Office Daily List for Scotland.