HC Deb 22 May 1928 vol 217 c1707W
Major GLYN

asked the Postmaster-General what are the times for the collection on Sundays of letters in the London postal districts to ensure delivery by the first post the following morning, and how these hours of collection compare with those in force in May, 1914; and whether he is aware that a letter posted in Addison Road, Kensington, by 11 p.m. on Sunday night is only delivered at 2 p.m. on Monday at the House of Commons?


The collections are made about 10 p.m. in the London sub-districts, between 11 p.m. and 12 midnight in the head districts and at 2 a.m. at the head district offices. In 1914 the corresponding collections were made at or shortly before midnight in most parts of London. A letter posted in Addison Road, Kensington, at 11 p.m. on Sunday would be too late for the collections which are made at 10.45 p.m. (Addison Road, South end) and at 10.55 p.m. (Addison Road Station), and would not be delivered at the House of Commons until about 1.30 p.m. on Monday.