HC Deb 05 March 1924 vol 170 c1425W

asked the Postmaster-General whether the second postal delivery on Saturdays at West Mersea can be continued, if necessary, by an auxiliary postman, in order to avoid the inconvenience of a gap of 48 hours without a postal delivery?


The house-to-house delivery has been suspended, with the concurrence of the parish council, in order to afford the postmen a weekly half holiday. There is, however, a delivery to callers at the post office on Saturday afternoon. A half holiday to postmen is not granted if it involves expense, and I am unable therefore to agree to the employment of a substitute postman to make a house-to-house delivery.