HC Deb 18 December 1933 vol 284 cc903-4
27. Captain A. EVANS

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that a telegram addressed to a Piccadilly designation through the Church Place Post Office, Piccadilly, prior to 8 p.m. on a Saturday, is returned to that post office in the event of delivery not being made owing to the temporary absence of the recipient, so that actual delivery is not effected until Monday morning; and if he will cause all non-delivered telegrams to be returned to a post office which remains open all night and on Sundays, so that telephonic inquiry can be made and the telegram transmitted by this means?


Such a telegram as described would be transferred at closing time to a central office from which further efforts to effect delivery would be made on Saturday night and Sunday. If my hon. and gallant Friend has any evidence that this practice is not observed, I shall be grateful if he will write to me and give me an opportunity of looking into the matter further.