HC Deb 04 February 1897 vol 45 c1294
MR. F. A. CHANNING (Northampton, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the memorial from Rushden, presented last Michaelmas, and complaining that that town, with 10,000 inhabitants and considerable and rapidly-increasing commercial interests, still has ail its postal arrangements carried on through the adjacent and smaller town of Higham Ferrers, involving great loss of time and restriction of postal facilities, has been considered; and whether steps will be forthwith taken to give to Rushden independent postal arrangements?


The necessary inquiries on the subject of the memorial from residents at Rushden have not yet been completed, but the matter is receiving attention, and as soon as the Postmaster General is able to arrive at a decision, the result shall be communicated to the hon. Member.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the memorial was laid before the Postmaster General last September, and in view of the fact that five months have elapsed, can he give an assurance that a decision will be arrived at in a short time?


I was not aware the memorial was presented so long ago. If the hon. Member will put down another question, I will get information.