HC Deb 13 July 1949 vol 467 cc424-5
40. Mr. Erroll

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is now in a position to announce an improvement in the postal services between Manchester and London.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

Yes, Sir. I am pleased to be able to announce that, with the co-operation of British Railways, arrangements have been made whereby normally, the proceeds of the final collection from the street posting boxes in Manchester—6–6.30 p.m.—should secure first delivery throughout London on the following weekday and vice versa. The corresponding posting times at Manchester head post office and at London head district post offices are 8.15 p.m. and 8.0 p.m. respectively.

Mr. Erroll

Does the Minister realise that this small improvement, belated though it is, will cause much satisfaction in Manchester?