HC Deb 13 December 1937 vol 330 cc800-1
31. Mr. Kelly

asked the Postmaster-General why letters posted by business firms before 6.30 p.m. on Fridays at Townhead, Rochdale, are not delivered in London until 8 a.m. on the following Monday?

Major Tryon

Letters prepaid 1½d. and printed papers prepaid 1d. posted at Townhead before 6.30 p.m. on Friday secure first delivery in London on Saturday. Printed papers prepaid ½d. must be posted by 5 p.m. to secure the same treatment, and the letters to which the hon. Member refers were presumably ½d. matter posted late.

Mr. Kelly

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman go into this matter as there have been serious losses to these firms because of non-delivery? Surely it does not take two days for a letter to go to London?

Major Tryon

If the hon. Member will give me particulars, I shall be happy to go into them.