HC Deb 12 March 1941 vol 369 c1274
31. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has taken any action respecting the inaccurate statement in Post Office advertisements that the noon post will get letters delivered first thing next morning in England and Wales?

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

I am not aware that the statements referred to are substantially inaccurate, although in prevailing circumstances and in view of the great number of letters handled there will always be individual cases of failure to secure due course connections. If the hon. Member will let me have the covers of any letters which have been posted in London before noon and have failed to secure delivery in England or Wales first thing next morning, I will have inquiry made.

Mr. Sorensen

While I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his reply, is he not aware that one advertisement of the Post Office states quite definitely that letters posted before noon will get to any part of England or Wales the next morning, and that that is not always the case? Would it not be better to be a little more strict in the wording of the advertisement?

Mr. Morrison

I think the public generally recognise that in the prevailing circumstances there are occasions when there is interruption of transport. The statement itself is substantially accurate, and my answer is founded on a careful check.