asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the first delivery of mail to the city banking firm about which he has been in correspondence with the right hon. Gentleman the junior Member for the City of London was made at 9.40 a.m. on Friday, 1st July; and what steps does he propose to take to remedy this matter.
Yes. I very much regret this late delivery which was caused by an abnormally heavy seasonal receipt of correspondence at a late hour. As I have informed the right hon. Member by letter, action is being taken whereby the first delivery of mail should reach the firm concerned at an earlier hour.