§ Mr. R. Robinson
asked the Postmaster-General what is the maximum weight a postman is supposed to carry; and what steps are taken to ensure that a postman does not carry a burden beyond his capacity?
§ Sir W. Womersley
The answer to the first part of the hon. Member's question is 35 lbs. As to the second part preferential duties are arranged for postmen with physical disabilities, and any postman who considers that the weight of his delivery load is excessive is under standing instructions to report the matter, in order that assistance may be provided if necessary.