MR. GRAHAM MURRAY (Buteshire)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware of the great inconvenience and discomfort caused to the public and to the employés through the want of proper accommodation in the Rothesay Post Office; whether he can hold out hopes of the proposed acquisition of a new post office on a suitable site being soon concluded; and whether during the summer time, seeing that 11 employés are compelled to work in a room measuring about 12 feet by 6, he would consider the question of providing temporary accommodation?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. A. MORLEY, Nottingham, E.)
The need for a better post office at Rothesay has been felt for some time, but no opportunity of obtaining suitable accommodation at reasonable cost has been found. Attention, however, has lately been called to a scheme which seems promising, and inquiry is now being made on the subject. The room 753 referred to is supposed to be the space occupied for telegraphists' work, which measures 12 feet by 7 feet, but at no time, even in summer, are there more than six persons in it, and sometimes only four. No temporary premises can be obtained.