§ COLONEL SANDYS (Lancashire, S.W., Bootle)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether there would be any objection to grant a separate General Post Office, distinct from the Liverpool Post Office, to the Borough County of Bootle, in Lancashire, which has 54,000 inhabitants at the present time and is increasing; such change of postal arrangements being-desired by many persons residing there?
§ * MR. RAIKES
A similar application for the establishment of a Head Post Office at Bootle was very carefully considered some years ago, and it was found that no advantage to the public in the way of postal or telegraph facilities would be afforded by the change, while it would involve additional expense, and would also be inconvenient as a Departmental arrangement. I will, however, inquire if there is any change in the circumstances since that time which would render it desirable to establish a Head Post Office at Bootle.