HC Deb 24 March 1948 vol 448 c328W
9. Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that in East Hampshire there are rural districts in which letters and parcels are still delivered by postmen whose only means of conveyance is a bicycle, with, in bad weather, consequent delays in delivery; and whether he will ensure that in future all postmen who have to go considerable distances over hilly roads are provided with some form of motor transport.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

My policy, subject to difficulties of supply, is to motorise rural services when that course offers advantage. I am having the cases mentioned by the hon. Member examined, and will write to him.

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