22. Captain ARTHUR EVANS (for Mr. TEMPLE MORRIS)
asked the Postmaster-General whether arrangements are being made to ensure that letters posted in the chief London suburbs by the earlier collection on Sundays shall be delivered throughout the whole of England and Wales by the first post next morning; and if he can state the date upon which this service is to be started?
§ Sir K. WOOD
There has been for some years past an afternoon collection on Sundays from a limited number of letter boxes throughout the London Postal District, connecting with the first delivery on Monday in all parts of England and Wales. A restricted collection on similar lines is being introduced experimentally in a section of the Outer London area (including Croydon and Bromley), and if the scheme proves successful I propose to extend it to the remainder of the Outer London belt. The first stage of the new service was actually put into force yesterday.