§ 1. Mr. William Price
asked the Postmaster-General how many letters are scrapped by the Post Office on an average day because of inadequate addresses.
§ The Postmaster-General (Mr. John Stonehouse)
Thanks to the skill of our sorters most of the inadequately addressed envelopes are delivered on time, but half a million a day are so badly addressed that they slow down the sorting. Half of them have to be given special attention. Few are destroyed because we go to great lengths to find the right address or, if this fails, to return them to the sender.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
It is true that the Post Office sometimes gets the blame, 1504 whereas it ought to be addressed to the senders. We are doing our best, through publicity and posters, to get the senders to use correct addresses.