HC Deb 30 May 1946 vol 423 c1327
21. Mr. George Jeger

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he can now say when it will be possible to restore the night telegraph letter service.

Mr. Burke

Present conditions in the postal and telegraph service preclude the re-introduction of the night telegraph letter service for the time being. The matter is being kept under periodical review.

Mr. Glossop

Does not the Assistant Postmaster-General consider that the restoration of the night telegraph service would relieve the present congestion in the evenings on the telephone trunk lines?

Mr. Burke

Yes, Sir. It is a question of fitting this in when our current staff are free, and also making it fit in with the night mail service.