HC Deb 14 May 1888 vol 326 cc167-8
MR. W. BECKETT (Notts, Bassetlaw)

asked the Postmaster General, What is the reason of his not having yet re-established a Post and Telegraph Office in place of the one abolished a year ago by the demolition of houses in Down Street, Piccadilly; and, if he is aware of the great inconvenience caused by there being no Post or Telegraph Office in Piccadilly from Burlington House to Knightsbridge?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

All efforts to find a person to undertake the duties of receiver in or about Down Street, Piccadilly, or to obtain premises for a branch post office at an expense which the amount of the business would warrant, have hitherto proved unsuccessful. I can assure the hon. Member that I shall be ready to entertain any proposal for providing an additional post office between Burlington House and Knightsbridge at a reasonable cost.