HC Deb 27 March 1925 vol 182 cc822-3W
Captain BENN

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can make any statement as to the reintroduction of the 1d. post; and whether, in view of their importance to the rapid transaction of business, he can consider the reintroduction of the early morning delivery of halfpenny postal packets, particularly advice cards?


As regards the first part of the question, I am afraid that I cannot anticipate the Budget statement. As regards the second part, halfpenny packets are delivered by the first post, if posted on the previous afternoon before a time (generally about 4.30) which is announced locally. This restriction on the time of posting greatly facilitates the handling of the general night mails, and I do not see my way to waive it.