HC Deb 19 March 1958 vol 584 c1251
7. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Postmaster-General how many letters of complaint he has now received regarding the deprivation as from 11th January, 1958, of the second postal delivery on Saturday in Aberdeen; and what action he is taking in regard thereto.

Mr. K. Thompson

Three letters since the delivery was withdrawn and two before that. I have told the people concerned that I should not be justified in restoring the delivery exceptionally in Aberdeen.

Mr. Hughes

How can the hon. Gentleman account for the non-delivery to him of all the other protests sent out? Does he not realise that there must be something wrong with the Post Office? Does he realise that there are many protests against the damage to trade and industry in Aberdeen which the withdrawal of this delivery is causing?

Mr. Thompson

If it were true that there were serious repercussions on trade and industry in Aberdeen, we should have heard much more about it. I assure the hon. and learned Member that there is no system of selection of letters coming to the Post Office from Aberdeen. [An HON. MEMBER: "No stamps on them."] Perhaps.