HC Deb 17 July 1922 vol 156 c1740W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is reverting to the policy of permitting the transaction of postal business till 8 p.m. instead of, as now, 7 p.m. in many industrial centres, and the despatch of letters up to 9: and whether he will take into consideration the fact that mills stopping at 5.30 does not leave workers adequate time to deal with letters and postal business at the earlier hours?


The normal hour of closing at all, except the largest, post offices is 7 p.m. I do not think that that hour unreasonably curtails public facilities, and I do not propose to restore the 8 p.m. closing. The time of the final despatch of letters depends on considerations which vary in different localities: if the hon. Member has any particular case in mind, I shall be glad to consider it.