HC Deb 16 February 1970 vol 796 c28
56. Mr. Pounder

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications if he will give a general direction to the Post Office Board to improve the delivery of first-and second-class mail between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Mr. Pentland

No, Sir.

Mr. Pounder

Will the Parliamentary Secretary reconsider this and use his good offices to see if some improvement can be made in the postal service across the Irish Sea, which has been deteriorating to the point where second-class mail takes three or four days and first-class mail two or more days?

Mr. Pentland

I am advised that second-class mail is being flown to Northern Ireland, as well as first-class mail. The Post Office informs me that there have been no particular difficulties about Great Britain-Northern Ireland mail except that, as in other places, the 'flu epidemic had a passing effect.

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