71. Mr. SANDEMAN
asked the Postmaster-General what arrangements are being made to deal with the Christmas mails?
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Viscount Wolmer)
The arrangements will be on the same general lines as in recent years. There will be a delivery of letters and parcels in most towns in England and Wales on Sunday, 23rd December; and there will be no delivery on Boxing Day. If the public will assist the Post Office by posting all parcels not later than Saturday morning, and all letters and cards for places at any distance in time for the last collection on Saturday, I anticipate no difficulty in ensuring delivery by Christmas Day; it will not be safe to post on Sunday except for local delivery and for places at a comparatively short distance.