HC Deb 21 May 1912 vol 38 cc1893-4W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that complaints have been made to the district postmaster by a resident in Upper Hornsey Rise, North, that the first and last deliveries of letters often take place at 8.50 a.m. and 9.50 p.m.; that the delay in the delivery of morning letters until after he has left home on business is a cause of much inconvenience; that he has been informed that the lateness of delivery is because his house is one of the last of the round, and although, since he made the complaint the district postmaster appears to have endeavoured to make the deliveries a trifle earlier, he has expressed inability to accelerate them further; and, having regard to the lateness of these hours for delivery of letters to residents in London, can he see his way to effect an improvement?


I am aware that complaints have been made to the district postmaster. There is no recent record of the first delivery having been made as late as 8.50 a.m. I am assured that, with the possible exception of the first delivery on Saturdays, the deliveries at the address in question are effected within the authorised times and that the circumstances do not warrant expense for the purpose of accelerating them. I will consider whether an improvement can be effected in the Saturday morning delivery.