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Postal Facilities

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 18 October 1945

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what steps are to be taken to improve the inadequate postal facilities in this country, and to ensure quicker delivery of letters and parcels.

In common with other public undertakings, the Post Office is still faced with considerable difficulties arising out of shortage of staff and other consequences of the war. As from the 1st of October, four of the long-distance travelling post offices suspended during the war were re-introduced, and the latest times of posting in London and a number of provincial towns to secure delivery by first post the next day were improved. Further improvements will be made as the man-power and transport positions improve.