asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the fact that many letters from the North and Midlands posted for delivery by the first post in Brentford do not arrive until the second post owing to the lateness of the trains carrying such mail; whether he is aware that these trains often run late; and whether, as no special facilities are made to cope with such late running, he will provide an alternative route for the mails from Euston to Brentford, in view of the continued inconvenience caused to business firms in the area?
§ Major Tryon
Mails from the North and Midlands are conveyed from Euston to Brentford by motor-van. The van leaves Euston at the latest possible time which will ensure connection with the first delivery at Brentford. If, owing to fog and other causes, a mail train does not arrive before the time of departure of the van, it is impracticable to include the mails concerned in the first delivery at Brentford. The Post Office and the Railway Company are fully alive to the necessity for maintaining the punctual running of these mail trains.