§ Mr. RAWSON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has received further complaints recently of the late early-morning delivery of letters in Hove; and whether arrangements can be made, by means of increased staff or otherwise, to deliver letters before 8.30 a.m., in view of the fact that many residents have to travel by the 8.50 a.m. or earlier trains and do not, in consequence, receive their letters until the evening?
§ Viscount WOLMER
One such complaint appears to have been received by 1107W the postmaster of Brighton recently, and in that case the late delivery was due to exceptional circumstances. The first delivery at Hove is normally completed by 9 a.m., which is the time fixed for the completion of this delivery in provincial towns generally. To provide for completion by 8.30 would entail heavy additional expense, and I fear that I should not be justified in authorising exceptional arrangements at Hove.