HC Deb 06 July 1911 vol 27 c1477W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that injury is done to the butter industry in Ireland by the refusal of the Post Office to provide baskets for the protection of parcels; whether several customers in England have refused to accept delivery of parcels of butter owing to their condition, which was caused by being conveyed in bags; and whether, seeing the great injury that is thus being done to this industry, steps will be at once taken to provide proper baskets for the conveyance of parcels of a perishable nature?


I have received representations from a few butter makers in Ireland that parcels of butter cannot safely be conveyed through the post in bags, and I am making inquiries on the subject.