HC Deb 26 February 1924 vol 170 cc312-3W

asked the Postmaster-General whether the Tramways Committee of the Manchester City Council have made arrangements with the Post Office to attach postal letter boxes to certain tramcars running into the city; and whether, having regard to the success of this practice elsewhere, he will introduce similar facilities in London and the large towns?


Since November last posting boxes have been attached to certain tramcars running into Manchester. This is an extension of a system which has been tried in different provincial towns for many years, with varying results. In some instances it has met with some success, while in others so little use has been made of the facility that the boxes have been withdrawn. Further extensions would be considered where circumstances are favourable. The expediency of attaching boxes to the motor omnibuses in London has been recently examined in connection with a suggestion put forward by the London Chamber of Commerce. But it was found to offer relatively little advantage from a postal standpoint, and there were objections from the point of view of public safety and the delay of the omnibuses.

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