§ 55. Mr. WADDINGTON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that letters arriving from Manchester at 6.30 a.m. at Rawtenstall are not delivered in the Waterfoot area of Rawtenstall until 11.30 a.m., except to those who rent a private box at the post office; and will he make arrangements for an earlier delivery to the general public?
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Viscount Wolmer)
The letters to which my hon. Friend refers are mainly those bearing the former postal address "Waterfoot, Manchester." They do not reach Rawtenstall in time for inclusion in the first delivery, and I regret that I cannot see my way to provide a general delivery to callers at the post office, in order to avoid delay to letters which are incorrectly addressed.
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
As the reply includes a number of figures, will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the statement:
§ Mr. WADDINGTON
Is the Noble Lord not aware that the letters sent on this train before the reorganisation of this area were always delivered between 8 and 9 in the morning, and cannot be restore the original conditions?
§ Viscount WOLMER
The Postmaster-General has already dealt with this matter, and he is satisfied that the present arrangements are the best.