HC Deb 13 August 1901 vol 99 cc601-2
MR. CHARLES ALLEN (Gloucestershire, Stroud)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that the Post Office at Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, has recently been made an R.S.O. office; whether the department will take into consideration the advisability of restoring it to its former position; and, if not, can he say whether the officials have been instructed to demand that the words R.S.O. shall be added to the address of all telegrams received in the town.


The substitution of a sub-post office for the former head office at Wotton-under-Edge was decided upon for administrative reasons, and, as the change does not involve any curtailment of the existing postal facilities for the public, the Postmaster General is not prepared to alter the decision. It is not necessary to add the letters R.S.O. to the address of telegrams, as "Wotton-under-Edge" is a sufficient address for telegrams for that place.