§ 35. Mr. ALBERY
asked the Postmaster-General whether the Christmas mail arrangements will follow the same lines as last year?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir William Mitchell-Thomson)
As regards administrative arrangements, the answer is generally in the affirmative. I have already stated, however, that it is not proposed to have a delivery on Sunday 26th, but to have a general delivery of letters and parcels on Boxing Day. I would appeal to the public to co-operate by paying special attention to the closing hours of posting for Christmas deliveries, which are, broadly speaking, early on the 22nd for parcels, and before noon on the 23rd for letters. The precise hours are intimated locally. If this co-operation is secured, I believe that arrangements will work satisfactorily; but I should add that no amount of precautionary arrangement can avert the consequences of late running of trains owing to fog or other causes.