HC Deb 12 July 1915 vol 73 cc662-3W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the inconvenience caused to the people of Ramelton owing to the discontinuance of the second delivery of letters in the day, which prevents the English and Scottish mails being delivered on the day they arrive; and whether, in view of the inconvenience and loss resulting from the change, he will revert to the previous arrangement?


I am aware that the second delivery of letters at Ramelton has been discontinued, and I am sorry that it has been necessary to take this course. Restrictions imposed by the local authorities on the use of the roads by the passenger vehicles by which the mails were formerly conveyed under contract led to the termination of the contract, and it was found impracticable to provide even one delivery daily except at greatly increased expense. As the services are being conducted at a heavy loss, the additional expenditure involved in re-establishing a second delivery is not warranted.