HC Deb 21 June 1961 vol 642 cc140-1W
69 and 70. Mr. Coulson

asked the Postmaster-General (1) what are the average lengths of time from receipt on the Continent to delivery to addresses in Kingston upon Hull of telegrams from Rotterdam, The Hague and Rynsburg, respectively; and what were the average lengths of time in 1946;

(2) what action he has taken to speed up delivery to Kingston upon Hull of telegrams from the Continent of Europe.

Miss Pike

My right hon. Friend is unable to give the delivery times for the towns named, but for traffic from all Netherland towns delivered in Hull the average length of time from acceptance to delivery has exceeded twelve hours in recent weeks. My right hon. Friend much regrets the delay, which has been due to certain labour difficulties in London. During the last week it has, however, been possible to re-arrange the circulation of overseas telegrams to Kingston upon Hull and the average time is now about two hours.

No records are available of the delivery times in 1946.