HC Deb 27 April 1920 vol 128 cc1070-1W

asked the Postmaster General whether, in view of the importance to the community, and especially to business people, of the reliability of the postal service and the availability of correct information, he will state if arrangements can now be made that the times of collections stated on letter and pillar boxes shall be correct, and that the tablets showing the time of the next collection shall be correctly inserted therein, seeing that the lists of deliveries shown on many boxes are those of pre-war days, and have been incorrect for years and remain so; and that the tablets showing the time of the next collection are very frequently omitted to be shown, with the consequence that people posting letters do not know when their letters will be collected?


It is the intention to provide new notice plates and tablets showing the lists of collections and indicating the time of the next collection, as soon as the revised services in the various localities are permanently settled. It is the practice at present to paint out the incorrect lists and to show the time of the next collection on a piece of paper gummed over the tablet; but these pieces of paper are sometimes washed off by rain. I hope that the new plates and tablets will be available before very long.