HC Deb 15 November 1937 vol 329 cc22-3
40. Mr. Day

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will give particulars of what use is being made of the inland cash-on-delivery service; what representations he has received respecting any important extension or alteration in the regulations; and can he state in what manner the Post Office advertise or bring this service to the notice of the public?

Major Tryon

The number of inland cash-on-delivery parcels and packets sent during the last financial year was 2,752,000; and the service continues to show a steady increase. The question whether the service can be improved or extended is constantly under review. No representations for material changes have been received recently from outside sources. The service is advertised by announcements in the various Post Office publications, and also in special leaflets which are available to the public.

Mr. Day

Can agricultural produce be sent by this method?

Major Tryon

Perhaps the hon. Member will put that question down.