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Night Telegraph Letter Service (Northern Ireland)

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 22 April 1943

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asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the unpredictable delays in delivery of first-class mail due to the postal censorship, he will retain, between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the night telegraph letter service?

In addition to the ordinary telegraph and telephone services, there is an air mail service available, and letters sent by this service are accorded specially rapid treatment by the censorship authorities to ensure their earliest possible delivery which is normally within 48 hours of posting. I feel that these services afford reasonable facilities under present conditions, and that the retention of the night telegraph letter service exceptionally between Great Britain and Northern Ireland is scarcely justifiable.