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Revised Postal Services, Darwen

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1947

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asked the Postmaster-General why three Darwen postmen are to be stood off at the end of May; and what alteration in the times of delivery is to be effected.

The postal services in towns throughout the country are being revised in order to save manpower and to release staff for production. In Darwen the postal deliveries will shortly begin at 7.0 a.m. and 11.20 a.m. instead of at 7.o a.m. and 3.15 p.m. These alterations reduce the call on manpower by two, not three, and the services of one temporary part-time postman and one full-time postman employed on a casual basis will he terminated.