HC Deb 03 June 1924 vol 174 c1090W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that letters posted in various parts of London before 5 p.m. are frequently not delivered in Bournemouth till after 5 p.m. the following day, and that letters from Ripon, Yorkshire, to Bournemouth often take two days in transit and whether he will take steps to improve a state of things which is detrimental to the interests of Bournemouth?


Letters for Bournemouth posted in London before 5 p.m. (4.15 p.m. in certain suburbs) should fall into the first delivery of the next day at Bournemouth, and letters for Bournemouth posted at the Ripon head post office, Yorkshire, before 7.15 p.m. should fall into the second delivery of the next day at Bournemouth. If the hon. and gallant Member will send me the covers of any letters which appear to be delayed, I will have inquiry made.