HC Deb 14 April 1921 vol 140 c1326W
Lieut.-Colonel PINKHAM

asked the Postmaster-General whether it is his intention to revert to the pre-War system and arrange that postal and telegraph offices accommodated in private shops shall be opened for business from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and not closed from 1 p.m. to 2.30 as at present?


The mid-day closing interval at this class of office does not ordinarily exceed one hour, and is confined to localities where the closing of shops is general. I shall be glad to consider any case which my Friend has in mind. As regards duration of business hours, most offices close at 7 p.m., and many are not opened before 9 a.m.. On the facts before me I do not consider these hours unreasonably short, and I am not proposing to extend them.