§ MR. LOGAN (Leicester, Harborough)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether the post of sub-postmaster at Hallaton, near Uppingham, has been vacant since the 20th of April, owing to the death of the late sub-postmaser; whether he has been informed that great inconvenience is caused to the inhabitants of Hallaton by reason of the nearest money order office now available being Uppingham, distant six miles; and whether he will take steps to have the new appointment made as soon as possible?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES,) Cambridge University
I am aware of the vacancy at Hallaton, and have asked the Lords of the Treasury, with whom the nomination rests, to name a successor. No representation from the inhabitants of Hallaton as to inconvenience caused by the temporary closing of the office has reached me, and the hon. Member may rest assured that no time shall be lost in re-opening the office when a suitable person for appointment as sub-postmaster has been nominated by their Lordships.