HC Deb 29 January 1960 vol 616 cc75-6W
Captain Kerby

asked the Postmaster-General if he will give directions that in future a postal delivery be made on the Sunday before Christmas, irrespective of the date of that day, thus easing the pressure on sorters, postmen and other Post Office employees on the Monday following and preventing the disloca- tions which occurred on 21st December, 1959.

Miss Pike

In general, last year's record Christmas mail was dealt with very successfully. While I should not be justified in always providing a general delivery on the Sunday before Christmas, I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that we are taking note of such difficulties as did occur last Christmas and that we shall take steps to ease them in future.