HC Deb 29 May 1963 vol 678 c159W
Mr. H. Clark

asked the Postmaster-General what steps he is taking to improve the parcel post between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Mr. Mawhy

Delays to parcel mails to and from Northern Ireland arise mainly through failures to get them forward by the scheduled trains.

In co-operation with British Railways we are continuing our drive to improve matters by tightening up the loading and transferring arrangements at the key stations through which the mails pass. We are also introducing experimentally, as from 17th June, through rail container working for part of the mail between London and Belfast: if this is a success we shall seek to extend the arrangement.