HC Deb 09 February 1956 vol 548 c213W
91. Mr. Russell

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the growing practice in some districts of emptying letter boxes earlier than the advertised time, especially before the last collection of the day, and failing to change the indicator, thus misleading the public and delaying the delivery of mail; and if he will take steps to stop this practice.

Mr. Alport

Where there are heavy postings, relief collections are made from letter boxes earlier than the advertised time. In such instances the indicator is not changed, because the main collection follows al the proper time. I am not aware of any other instances of early collections, but if my hon. Friend has any case in mind I will gladly look into it.