HC Deb 26 November 1958 vol 596 c49W
Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Postmaster-General why members of the public are charged a search fee of 6d. when collecting their letters from a post office on Saturday afternoons, having regard to there being no deliveries on Saturday afternoon, and that such collection of letters by the public must be of assistance to the Post Office.

Mr. K. Thompson

Because staff have to be kept on duty specially to trace and pick out letters which would otherwise be included at little or no extra cost in Monday's general deliveries.