HC Deb 03 November 1954 vol 532 cc362-3
32. Mr. Osborne

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he is aware that Mr. Harry Dyas, a Healing bulb grower, has received mail bags from his Grimsby office for the packing of catalogues and parcels which contained about 50 letters bearing post-marks two months' old and about 10 Post Office savings books; what important letters were amongst this two-months' old undelivered mail; and what steps he is taking to prevent a repetition of such unsatisfactory work.

Mr. Gammans

I am aware of these regrettable incidents, which would not have happened if standing Post Office instructions to turn all letter bags inside out had been observed, and all possible steps are being taken to prevent a recurrence.

Mr. Osborne

Can my hon. Friend say what steps he is taking to see who is the one man in his Department who spoils the good work of, say, a dozen others?

Mr. Gammans

We have a special committee of inquiry now working to try to find out exactly what happened and who was responsible.