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Manchester-London Services

Volume 467: debated on Wednesday 13 July 1949

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asked the Postmaster-General whether he is now in a position to announce an improvement in the postal services between Manchester and London.

Yes, Sir. I am pleased to be able to announce that, with the co-operation of British Railways, arrangements have been made whereby normally, the proceeds of the final collection from the street posting boxes in Manchester—6–6.30 p.m.—should secure first delivery throughout London on the following weekday and vice versa. The corresponding posting times at Manchester head post office and at London head district post offices are 8.15 p.m. and 8.0 p.m. respectively.

Does the Minister realise that this small improvement, belated though it is, will cause much satisfaction in Manchester?