§ 41. Sir B. Janner
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will investigate the possibility of saving the time of postmen by encouraging the greater use of mail boxes on the road fringe of all houses as is done in the United States of America.
§ Mr. Benn
We shall of course welcome anything people are prepared to do on the lines suggested by my hon. Friend. Whether we could usefully take more positive steps to get people to use such boxes is a matter which will certainly be looked into as part of the fundamental examination of the postal services which I have set in train.
§ Sir B. Janner
In view of the fact that this would facilitate delivery of letters and parcels, will my right hon. Friend use some form of publicity to encourage people to use these post boxes at their houses?
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
Is the Postmaster-General aware that there would be wide resentment if there were a further diminution in the quality of service given by the Post Office?
§ Mr. Robert Cooke
Is the Minister aware that, following the recent savage increase in postal charges, this proposed further deterioration in the service will be quite unacceptable to the general public?
§ Sir Ian Orr-Ewing
Would the right hon. Gentleman consider making an 1354 experiment in some dormitory area—Hendon would be suitable—as it is desirable that the first post should be delivered before people leave for their jobs, and this is becoming increasingly difficult? May I suggest that an experiment might resolve the difficulty and show whether this could be adapted with benefit for a much wider public?