HC Deb 06 November 1968 vol 772 cc114-5W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will give an assurance that the steps he has taken to stop the practice operating at the Crowle Lincolnshire, post office of emptying 4d. mail from the post box and returning it for re-collection at a later date, have now been generally applied throughout the country, and that no deliberate attempts are being made to delay the 4d. post.

Mr. Stonehouse

The incident to which my hon. Friend refers was an isolated one and so far as I am aware the former Crowle practice does not apply elsewhere. If my hon. Friend has information to the contrary I shall be glad to look into the matter.

Sir F. Maclean

asked the Postmaster-General what was the purpose in sending to the mainland second class mail posted in Arran for delivery in Arran.

Mr. Stonehouse

No useful purpose was served and the practice was stopped as soon as it came to light.