§ 32. Mr. D. Griffiths
asked the Postmaster-General if he will arrange that when a registered letter is put in at the 1342 post office it shall not only be stamped with the date but also with the time at which it is handed in.
§ Mr. K. Thompson
No, Sir. This would be a costly thing to arrange. Where a record of the time of acceptance is asked for, it is entered on the certificate of posting.
§ Mr. Griffiths
I appreciate what the Assistant Postmaster-General has said, but is he aware that this Question was put down with a view to eliminating or curtailing certain malpractices which take place? While accepting that it may be costly, would not a small charge over a period of years counteract that? If the Postmaster-General cannot do what I ask, will he at least publicise the position so that the general public may know, when they do take a registered letter for post, that the certificate could be marked with the time as well as with the date stamp?
§ Mr. Thompson
I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving us the opportunity to publicise this fact. I hope that people who want it will take advantage of it.