HC Deb 26 July 1883 vol 282 c521

asked the Postmaster General, If any decision has been arrived at with reference to a new Post Office for Leeds?


Sir, the need of a new Post Office at Leeds has been under the consideration of the Government, together with a proposal from the Corporation that the Coloured Cloth Hall should be acquired as the site. That property, however, contains more land than would be wanted, and could not be used for any other than its present purpose without legislative powers. The Corporation have been informed that, if a Bill for dealing with the property were promoted by an independent body, the Government would consider the question of taking a suitable part of it for the erection of a new Post Office; and, in the meantime, no other site has been selected.

In reply to Lord CLAUD HAMILTON,


said, that he believed very important improvements were being carried out in the Post Office at Liverpool.