§ Mr. W. CARTER
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?
§ Mr. PEASE
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.