HC Deb 01 December 1964 vol 703 c48W
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.