HC Deb 12 March 1958 vol 584 cc45-6W
24. Mr. McGovern

asked the Postmaster-General the date of the closing down of the general post office at Glasgow on Sundays for the greater part of the day and during the night; the period when it was never closed; and if he is satisfied with Glasgow being without one post office for these lengthy periods.

Mr. Marples

I cannot say when, if ever, the main post office counter was open day and night on Sunday. But records show that in 1915 for example the counter was open only from 9.0 to 10.0 a.m. and 5.0 to 6.0 p.m., except for telegrams which were accepted all day until 1951. The present hours are 9.0 to 10.0 a.m. and 2.0 to 6.0 p.m. They seem to meet requirements, bearing in mind that telegrams can be dictated from kiosks and stamps obtained from machine outside the office.