18 JUNE 1948, Page 18


Sta,—Before August, 1914, is was possible to post a letter in London in the morning to other parts of London and to receive a reply by post the same evening. We were justly proud of our postal efficiency. Today the morning post is delivered in some districts after many business-men have left their homes, and the last collection has been made before they return in the evening. For this service, or rather lack of service, we are charged two-and-a-half times as much for a letter, and four times as much for a postcard as in 1914.

We are indeed a long-suffering people. But even if we cannot hope to emulate 1914 ought we, in face of our national economic situation, to tolerate our present inadequate postal facilities?—I am, Sir, yours, &c.,