§ 55. Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE
asked the Postmaster-General what action he proposes to take on the representations made to him by the Welwyn Garden City Chamber of Commerce with a view to securing a later collection of outward mail; and whether, seeing that the latest times for posting at Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield, respectively, are 8 p.m. and 8.45 p.m., he will arrange to substitute for these times the latest times which will enable letters to be conveyed by the last daily train from these towns to London.
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Viant)
The final collec- 1774 tion from the Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield Post Offices is made at 8.25 p.m. and 8.45 p.m. respectively. These times compare - favourably with those in force at similar offices, and I regret that I am unable to sanction the heavy additional expense which would be necessary to give effect to the hon. and gallant Member's suggestion.
§ Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE
Is the Postmaster-General content to act according to the conditions prevailing elsewhere; and is it not possible to use the actual conditions which exist in this case, at the moment, as there is now a train three hours later?