HC Deb 26 February 1964 vol 690 cc76-7W
46. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Postmaster-General when he will be able to state the result of his inquiries into the delay in delivery of letters in Peterlee and district.

Mr. Bevins

I have been looking into this matter and I am about to write to the right hot. Gentleman in some detail.

There have been some complaints during the past year about delays to letters for Easington and other parts of the Peterlee area and a recent examination of 1,600 letters for delivery in Easington showed that about 1.5 per cent. had suffered some delay. These cases are being checked to ascertain what went wrong. There is no doubt that one factor at work here is the high proportion of correspondence received for delivery in Easington which is insufficiently addressed.