§ Lord GARDINER
asked Her Majesty's Government:
In which cities or areas of the country the post-code enables letters to be machine-sorted.
§ Lord WINTERBOTTOM
The programme for letter mechanisation is a matter for the Post Office, but I understand that there are now 18 fully operational mechanised letter sorting offices. These are:
Aberdeen London WCDO Brighton Newport Cambridge Norwich Cardiff Preston Croydon Redhill Doncaster Sheffield Guildford Southampton Huddersfield Stoke London ECDO York
The Post Office tells me that a further 10 mechanised offices are now being equipped and are due to become operational by the end of this year. These are:
By then about 35 per cent. of posted mail will be handled at letter sorting offices equipped with machines. The letter mechanisation programme should be completed by 1983.
Bristol Liverpool Coventry London—Mount Pleasant Dartford Manchester Derby Portsmouth Leeds Romford