HC Deb 13 February 1933 vol 274 cc628-9
73. Lieut.-Commander BOWER

asked the Postmaster-General what steps are being taken in rural areas to increase letter-postal facilities by placing post-boxes on motor-omnibuses which pass through outlying towns and villages at a later hour than the last outward post?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir Kingsley Wood)

It is a standing instruction that later posting facilities in the manner described are to be provided in every case in which substantial advantage can be obtained and satisfactory arrangements can be made with the Municipal Authority or Company owning the omnibuses.

Lieut.-Commander BOWER

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in the North of England there are villages within a few miles of large postal towns from which there is only one outward post, and that in the morning, in spite of the fact that omnibuses are running continuously from those villages?


Perhaps my hon. and gallant Friend will give me particulars, and I will investigate them.