§ MR. S. SMITH (Flintshire)
asked the Postmaster General, Whether he is aware that the Post and Money Order Office in Vicarage Road, Willesden, is held at a shop where beer is retailed from barrels behind the counter; and, whether he intends to continue the office at this shop?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)
In reply to the hon. Member, I may say that I am aware of the circumstances to which he alludes. As a general rule, I think it is desirable to avoid having post offices in shops where beer is sold; but in the case in question the premises were the most suitable that could be obtained at the time the office was opened; and as it has been well conducted for four years without complaint from the public I do not purpose to deprive the receiver of his office. I may add that the house is not licensed for the sale of beer to be drunk on the premises.