Mr. Creech Jones
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that letters to Dublin posted on 6th November were not delivered until 22nd November, and that the delivery of certain business leaflets was delayed longer than this; that such delays have caused considerable inconvenience and loss; and whether steps have now been taken to ensure the prompt handling by the Post Office of commercial packets and letters addressed to Ireland?
§ Major Tryon
In present conditions postal communication from this country to Dublin is necessarily a little slower than in normal times, but the difference should not amount to more than a few 1327W hours, and in the absence of further details I am afraid that I cannot explain the prolonged delay referred to. If the hon. Member will send me more precise details of posting and, if possible, the cover of any delayed letters or packets, I shall be pleased to make further inquiry.