HC Deb 19 May 1931 vol 252 c1792W

asked the Postmaster-General what steps are taken to see that postmen do not deliver letters at unoccupied premises?


The onus of notifying the Post Office that premises are, or will be, vacant rests upon the occupant. Where such notice has been given special arrangements are made. Where no notice is given the postman has to use his discretion. Letters are not delivered at premises which on trial are found to be unoccupied, but are brought back to the office for disposal. In case of doubt, inquiry is made before the letters are treated as undeliverable.