§ MR. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN (Kent, Faversham)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that the branch post office at the east end of Sittingbourne, Kent, has been recently removed from the corner of Bayford Road, where it has been for the last seven or eight years, to a site 165 yards further westward, and that no less than 520 householders are affected by this change; and if he can state the reasons why it has boon made?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. A. MORLEY,) Nottingham, E.
As usual in such cases, the Treasury nominated for the vacancy at the sub-office referred to in the question of the hon. Member. The site of the new office is, I understand, 165 yards from the old office; and I am informed that, while some of the inhabitants of the district have that distance further to go, others are benefited to the same extent. The circumstances are not, in my opinion, such as to justify my cancelling the nomination.
§ MR. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN
Did not the right hon. Gentleman receive a representation from the inhabitants of Sittingbourne, pointing out the extreme inconvenience of the course pursued?
§ MR. A. MORLEY
I think one letter was received. I do not hold that there is anything in the circumstances to justify my interference.