HC Deb 26 May 1881 vol 261 cc1331-2

asked the Postmaster General, If there is any truth in the report that has appeared in the newspapers that the Post Office authorities have nearly completed negotiations for the purchase of the site of Christ's Hospital; and, if not, whether they have any intention of endeavouring to secure it?


The great increase of business in the various departments of the Post Office has raised the question of providing improved accommodation. This question is under the consideration of a Departmental Committee, which has not yet arrived at any conclusion as to whether a new site for buildings ought to be acquired or not. In these circumstances, it is scarcely necessary to say that no negotiations have been entered into with regard to the purchase of Christ's Hospital.


asked, whether the question had been considered of selling the present valuable site of the Post Office, and erecting a new Post Office which would be nearer the principal railway termini—in the vicinity, for instance, of Bedford Square?


Of course, the question has been carefully considered; but no definite conclusion respecting it has yet been arrived at.