HC Deb 08 October 1942 vol 383 cc1336-7
18. Mr. Viant

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that there are two women and eight men engaged in the sorting and delivery of correspondence for the corporation of Blackpool, work that should be done by the postal services of His Majesty's Post Office; and, as this is a duplication of service and a misuse of labour, will he take the necessary steps to see that this duplication ceases and the labour directed to a better use in the national interests?

Mr. Bevin

I would refer my hon. Friend to the letter I sent him on 12th February, 1942, containing information for which he asked in his Question on 20th November on this subject. I am having further inquiries made and will communicate with him again shortly.

Mr. Ammon

Is it not illegal for someone other than the Postmaster-General to deliver correspondence?

Mr. Bevin

Any person can carry his own letter and deliver it if he wishes.