HC Deb 11 May 1931 vol 252 c814
55. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will state the number of complaints he has received with regard, respectively, to delay in the delivery of letters or to opening of letters between this country and the Irish Free State; and what action he is taking to prevent delay in the future?


I am unable to state the exact number. There has been no increase in the number of complaints as regards delay; and those as regards opening letters are very rare. The need for any special action does not, therefore, arise.


Is the Postmaster-General not aware of the complaints which have been made by business interests in both countries, and is he aware that one lady who sent a £l note to a Dublin hospital, had it stopped and returned because it was the equivalent of two sweep tickets? Is not this an absurd inquisition?


In reply to the supplementary question, I can only say that since last November 4 complaints have been received.