§ Mr. Janner
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the afternoon postal delivery in Leicester is shortly to be eliminated and there are to be only two postal deliveries at 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively; and whether, in view of the fact that this arrangement will cause inconvenience to the business community, arrangements will be made to provide at least one morning and one afternoon delivery.299W
§ Mr. Wilfred Paling
The number of postal deliveries in Leicester, as in all other provincial towns, is being reduced to two in order to set free manpower for production. If the second delivery were made in the afternoon instead of the forenoon it would not be possible to effect so great a saving of manpower. The additional letters which would be delivered in the afternoon instead of the forenoon would not, I am afraid, justify me in meeting the wishes of my hon. Friend.