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Letter Post

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1952

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42.

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will accept letters, carrying a 1½d. stamp and posted before 1 p.m., for second delivery next day.

No, Sir. Apart from the practical difficulties involved, the resultant loss of revenue would be prohibitive.

Is the Minister aware that his noble Friend came to Glasgow three weeks ago and asked us to post our letters early in order to ease the peak problem? In view of the fact that he rejects my incentive, what other alternative has he to propose?

The excellent advice given by my noble Friend has nothing whatever to do with the point which the hon. Member raised.

43.

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he will, in order to economise in paper, consider issuing for inland post a form of letter without envelope as is used for airmail.

Letter cards which do not require envelopes, as well as stamped postcards, are already available for use in the inland post.

Is the Assistant Postmaster-General aware that the airmail form has much more writing space than the existing letter card?