HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 c1120
30. Sir John Mellor

asked the Post master-General whether, in order to minimise delay during the Christmas period of business and official communications, he will give priority to the passage of mails between one industrial, commercial, or administrative centre and another?

The Postmaster-General (Mr. W. S. Morrison)

Mails between such centres are normally sent by the quickest route and are exchanged direct in the sense that they do not pass through an intermediate Post Office. During the Christmas period, all places with a reasonable number of letters for a given place despatch direct mails to that place, thus ensuring the earliest possible delivery. I trust that the extension of the direct system of mails during the Christmas period and the other arrangements which have been made will give a satisfactory service between the centres to which the hon. Member has referred.