§ MR. A. H. SMITH (Christchurch)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, what steps are being taken with a view of improving the post office accommodation at Boscombe; and, whether the Postmaster General will consent to the establishment of a new head office at Boscombe, independent of that at Bournemouth?
§ MR. HANBURY
The question of improving the accommodation at the Boscombe sub post office is now under consideration; and it is hoped that arrangements may shortly be made 1294 under which the whole ground floor of the present premises, part of which is now used as a shop, may be devoted to post office business. The circumstances would not justify the raising of Boscombe to the rank of a head office; nor, if such an arrangement could be made, would any improvement of service result from the change.