HC Deb 12 August 1919 vol 119 c1123W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that Mans field, Notts, a town of 56,000 population, and a commercial and industrial centre, has only two deliveries of letters daily, namely, in the early morning and at 2 p.m., and the latest dispatch at 8,15 p.m.; and as trade and commerce are suffering owing to the inadequate postal facilities, will he take the necessary steps to improve the same?


Arrangements have been made to provide three deliveries of letters at 7 a.m., 11 a.m., and 4.45 p.m., and two additional collections in Mansfield on and from the 18th of this month. The time of the last dispatch, namely 9 p.m., for which letters can be posted up to 8.15 p.m. is, I think, sufficiently late to meet the reasonable requirements of the town.