HC Deb 23 January 1962 vol 652 cc11-2
17. Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

asked the Postmaster-General what new arrangements his Department has made for the handling of parcels into and out of the West Riding.

Miss Pike

Experimental road services carrying parcels between Leeds and Manchester, and between a number of towns in the West Riding, have been introduced. These are part of a study of ways of improving the parcel post service, and follow on a recommendation of a study group which my right hon. Friend set up to advise on the handling and conveyance of mails between Post Offices.

Mr. Mallalieu

Is the hon. Lady aware that so far these arrangements have given considerable satisfaction in the West Riding and that the activities of herself and of her Department are in striking contrast in this matter to the inactivity of the Minister of Transport and of Dr. Beeching?

Miss Pike

We are watching this experiment very closely.

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