HC Deb 27 July 1960 vol 627 c1622
14. Mr. Cole

asked the Postmaster-General if he will arrange for indicators, similar to those provided on pillar-boxes showing the next collection of mail, to be provided on the outside of all main post offices, so that members of the public will know, especially as regards the later collections of the day, whether they have posted in time for a particular collection.

Miss Pike

We are already providing indicators at some of our Crown post offices and I will certainly look into the possibilities of providing them more widely. If my hon. Friend has in mind any particular office or offices at which he would like to see such indicators, I shall be glad to consider what can be done to meet his wishes.

Mr. Cole

While thanking my hon. Friend for that reply and for the advancement in this field, may I ask if she is aware that I have no particular post office in mind and ask whether she is further aware that it is most frustrating not to know whether an important letter catches the night post and that it might also at times be useful as the post office would be able to sell a night letter telegram?

Miss Pike

We are always anxious to help our customers as much as possible and I will certainly consider what my hon. Friend has said.