HC Deb 25 July 1938 vol 338 cc2706-7
63. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is prepared to institute the shift system in Eastbourne so that the postmen may have an opportunity of having a half-holiday a week without disorganising the postal delivery on any one day during the week?

The Postmaster-General (Major Tryon)

The grant of a half-holiday to postmen in Eastbourne could be arranged by suspending the Wednesday afternoon delivery, but I understand that there would be considerable public opposition to this arrangement. I am not prepared to make an exception in the case of Eastbourne to the conditions applied generally in this connection.

Mr. Taylor

Is it impossible to introduce the shift system throughout the whole of the country?

Major Tryon

That is a much wider question than the one on the Order Paper. It would involve considerable difficulties both of administration and expense.

Mr. Taylor

Owing to the nature of the reply, I beg to give notice that I will raise the matter on the Adjournment.