HC Deb 16 February 1883 vol 276 cc167-8

asked the First Commissioner of Works, For what purpose the small yard adjoining the southern side of the General Post Office is being hoarded in; and, whether it is true that that yard, which contains only a few feet of superficial area, is to be made use of as the Parcels Post Office for the City of London?


The operation to which the hon. Baronet calls attention consists of an extension of the basement floor of the General Post Office to the adjoining yard. It will add 4,500 superficial feet to the building. This extension is rendered necessary by the Parcels Post. I may add that it is not intended to centralize the Parcels Post at the General Post Office in the same manner as in the case of the Letter Post; but premises are being prepared for the purpose of the Parcels Post in many other parts of London.