§ MR. LUTTRELL (Devon, Tavistock)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether, in view of the extension and reforms in Local Government in England and Wales, he will accept nominations for Sub-Post Offices and Post Offices in England and Wales, where the annual salary is under £120, from the District Council instead of from the Parliamentary Secretary?
THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. A. MORLET, Nottingham, E.)
At present the nominations to the smaller Post Offices are placed by the Postmaster General at the disposal of the Treasury; but, if the Treasury offer no objection, I shall be quite prepared to transfer them to the District Council. At the same time, in making the transfer it will probably be necessary to reconsider the limit of salary below which the District Council should be authorised to recommend.
§ MR. LUTTRELL
I beg to ask the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury whether the Treasury would have any objection to the Postmaster General seeking nomination for Sub-Post Offices and Post Offices, where the annual salary is under £120, from a Local Representative Body?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. MARJORIBANKS, Berwickshire)
In answer to my hon. Friend's question, I have to say that, reserving full discretion with regard to details, and provided that the public interests are safeguarded, the Treasury is not disposed to raise any objection to the proposal if it meets with the general approval of this House.