HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 c726W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that there are many complaints of damage done to parcels conveyed by the parcel post service; whether the number of parcels conveyed by this service has recently increased; whether this Department are now employing as many men as in pre-war times; if not, will he consider as to employing ex-Service men who have served in the War; and will he have special instructions issued to the staff requesting them to treat all parcels with care, so as to ensure better condition on delivery?


There has been no marked increase recently in the number of parcels conveyed by parcel post. So far as can be ascertained without special returns, there has been a slight decrease in the complaints received of damage to such parcels. It is a standing rule that officers of the Post Office are to treat all parcels with care. A large number of ex-soldiers are being admitted into the Post Office service, and vacancies are being filled as rapidly as possible.