HC Deb 22 May 1957 vol 570 cc1200-1
19. Mr. Lewis

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that for the past twelve years the hon. Member for West Ham, North has had the daily HANSARD delivered to his home address by the first postal delivery each morning; that for the last few days these HANSARDS have not been delivered until later postal delivery times; what is the reason for this; and whether he will take the necessary action to ensure that the practice operated for twelve years prior to the last few days is still maintained.

Mr. K. Thompson

I am sorry that the hon. Member should have suffered this inconvenience. His copy of HANSARD ought to be delivered by first post, and we are taking steps to see that delay does not occur in future.

Mr. Lewis

I thank the Minister for that reply. Is he aware that since putting down the Question the matter has been rectified? Can I assume from that that the Post Office will now carry out the excellent example set by the Minister's predecessor when the Labour Government were in power?

Mr. Thompson

We always have to be very careful in considering whether to follow the precedents of our predecessors.

Sir T. Moore

Would not my hon. Friend perhaps have welcomed a letter from the hon. Member for West Ham, North (Mr. Lewis) on the subject rather than have him spend 30s. by putting down a Question?

Mr. Thompson

We are always interested to hear the hon. Member in this House.