§ Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the final delivery of letters in provincial towns generally, including the largest, is now made not later than about four in the afternoon; what was the usual time of the last delivery before the War; and whether there have been any complaints of diminution of postal facilities in this respect?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
I am aware that the final delivery of letters in provincial towns generally now commences at about 4 p.m. Before the War the time varied from about 6 p.m. to about 8 p.m. Complaints of the absence of a late evening; delivery have been relatively few.