HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 c1193
26. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Postmaster-General if he will arrange for the first postal delivery in Macclesfield to reach business premises by 8 a.m., which is the accepted time for mills and factories to commence work on weekdays.

Mr. Ness Edwards

No. Sir. The first delivery in Macclesfield begins at 7 a.m. and reaches mills and factories in their order on the postmen's rounds. An earlier start is not practicable.

Air-Commodore Harvey

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that many of the mails arrive at 9 a.m.; and is he aware that because of this slowness the export trade in this area is hindered?

Mr. Ness Edwards

If the hon. and gallant Gentleman will let me have details of any mills which are getting their post a bit late I will see if I can make some arrangement to meet the point.

Brigadier Medlicott

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a member of my family received a letter that had been posted in Brussels on the same morning, which shows what the Post Office can do if they really try?