HC Deb 28 March 1923 vol 162 cc508-9
Colonel Sir ARTHUR HOLBROOK (by Private Notice)

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the curtailment of the postal facilities accorded in previous years to the newspaper Press, by the withdrawal of the single complete delivery of letters on Good Friday morning, will seriously interfere with the work of provincial daily newspapers having offices in London, and whether he can see his way to cancel the order so far as the Fleet Street area is concerned?

Major BARNSTON (Comptroller of the Household)

It was found that a delivery in London on Good Friday was of little practical value, as nearly all business premises are closed, and it was accordingly decided in the interests of economy to apply the normal Sunday arrangements to that day. The express letter system and the special Sunday arrangements for the benefit of newspaper offices will be available on Goad Friday. My right hon. Friend is, however, prepared to consider personally any representations which my hon. Friend may send him.


Do we understand this is a matter for business men only? Have private persons no interest in the matter?