HC Deb 23 March 1903 vol 119 cc1439-40
MR. RUNCIMAN (Dewsbury)

To ask the Postmaster-General what steps, if any, have been taken to improve the sanitary arrangements of the Dewsbury Post Office; and whether, in view of the overcrowding and the accommodation afforded for telegraphists, telephonists, and postmen at the present premises, he will say what steps are being taken to extend the building or to secure new premises.

{Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) Some minor improvements were effected in the sanitary arrangements of the Dewsbury Post Office during the past year, and though the accommodation is not so ample as could be desired there is not at present any serious overcrowding. In view of the approaching expiration of the lease, inquiries have been going on as to the best method of improving the accommodation, and a scheme for a new post office is under consideration.