HC Deb 19 March 1923 vol 161 cc2142-3W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider the resumption of the use of baskets for the conveyance of parcels sent by post; and whether he is aware that fragile parcels now sent through the post and conveyed in sacks invariably arrive at their destination in damaged condition?


Bags have been used generally since 1910 and have proved more economical and convenient for the conveyance of parcels. Cases of damage reported to the Department are very few (less than one in 10,000), and those are mainly due to the low standard of packing used by the senders. I regret that I cannot see my way to resume the use of baskets, which would add largely to the cost of working the parcel post.

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