HC Deb 10 July 1911 vol 28 cc170-1W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has been able to reconsider his decision as to charging porterage on telegrams delivered from a neighbouring post office, under the new system of weekly half-holidays, to persons who live within the free delivery radius on other days?


I have decided that the charges for additional porterage for the delivery of telegrams from a more distant office when the usual delivery office is closed for a weekly half-holiday should cease forthwith, and I hope this change will lead local authorities to acquiesce more readily in the grant of half-holidays to sub-postmasters in rural districts.