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Postal Facilities, Aberdeen

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1965

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asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a statement on his plans to improve postal facilities in and to the City of Aberdeen.

The opening of the Forth Road Bridge enabled us to introduce a new combined air and road service to accelerate the delivery of some five million of the letters which pass between London and Aberdeen each year.A new Head Post Office was opened in Aberdeen last month. The sorting office has some of the latest mechanical handling equipment, including the first tilted belt parcel sorting machine to be installed in Scotland. A self-service suite gives a 24-hour service for the purchase of stamps and postal orders. Aberdeen is included in the first stage of the programme for introducing, on a nation-wide scale, the very latest electronic letter coding and automatic sorting machines.