§ Mr. Mitchell
asked the Postmaster-General what steps he is taking to ensure that letters posted in London in the early evening reach destinations in Hampshire by first post the following morning.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
Letters for Hampshire posted in London in time for collections from street boxes at 6 p.m. in sub-district areas and 7.30 p.m. in head district areas (8 p.m. at head district post offices) should normally be delivered first post next weekday. I am sorry that in recent weeks shortages of staff have made it impossible to maintain this standard of service. Some changes in mail circulation arrangements are being made and I hope these will produce an improvement.