§ 39. Sir WILFRID SUGDEN
asked the Postmaster-General if he will cause some relief assistance to be given to West Hartlepool Post Office so that postmen may still have a half-day holiday weekly, but that there may be also a delivery of letters between 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon and 8 a.m. on Monday morning, as this gap in time and day of delivery is causing inconvenience in the town?
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Viscount Wolmer)
The arrangement by which the third delivery at West Hartlepool is suspended on Saturday—on which day the business houses close early—was agreed to by the town council over a year ago. I regret I am unable to maintain the weekly half-holiday without some curtailment of facilities
§ Sir W. SUGDEN
Is it not a fact that since the town council made this provision there have been very material alterations in regard to the business life of the town, and that, unless some provision is made, very serious unemployment will result from the shortage of deliveries of letters.