HC Deb 19 February 1958 vol 582 cc145-6W
66. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Postmaster-General if he has yet considered the letter sent to him by the hon. Member for Aberdeen, North enclosing a letter from a leading Aberdeen business firm giving details of loss of business and threatened unemployment due to the recent stoppage of the long-existing second postal delivery on Saturdays; if he realises the great loss of business and trade and the danger of unemployment which this stoppage is causing to Aberdeen; and if he will now, in view of this new evidence, reconsider his recent decision and restore to Aberdeen its second postal delivery on Saturdays.

Mr. K. Thompson

I do not find in the letter which the hon. and learned Member has sent to my right hon. Friend any evidence that the withdrawal of the Saturday delivery is causing either loss of business and trade or a danger of unemployment in Aberdeen; and I should not be justified in restoring the delivery exceptionally to Aberdeen. My right hon. Friend will reply to the hon. and learned Member's letter as soon as he has completed his inquiries into that part of it which concerns the Post Office.