HC Deb 09 July 1947 vol 439 c2182
3. Mr. W. J. Brown

asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a statement about the shortage of registered envelopes.

The Postmaster-General (Mr. Wilfred Paling)

It has for some time been difficult to meet the demand for registered letter envelopes, which is about double what it was before the war, and the fuel crisis resulted in a serious fall in output which is only now being overtaken. Everything practicable is being done by my Department and the contractors to overcome the present shortage, and I am hopeful that the position will be satisfactory within the next few weeks.

Mr. Brown

Is the Minister aware that the position has improved since I put down this Question?

Mr. Paling

Yes, Sir.