§ Mr. MARRIOTT
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has received from Oxford complaints as to the inadequacy of the postal service in that city, and in particular the grave inconvenience caused by the alteration of the hour for the latest collection of letters; and, if so, whether he will give further and more favourable consideration to the wishes of those who are suffering inconvenience?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
The final collection from the street posting boxes is made at 9 p.m. at Oxford, and compares favourably with the time of collection elsewhere in the provinces. There is no justification for treating Oxford exceptionally, and any general postponement of the collection would cause considerable expenditure which, under present conditions, I do not think can be warranted. Letters can be posted up to a late hour at the Oxford Head Post Office.