HC Deb 09 June 1904 vol 135 cc1206-7

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he will give directions that inquiry should be made into the sanitary condition of the telegraph office at 10, Oxford Street; and whether, in view of the admitted unsuitability of this office for the purposes for which it is used, steps will be taken immediately to acquire new premises.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) I am not aware that the branch post office at No. 10, Oxford Street, is insanitary, but it is certainly too small. I have been for some time in treaty for more suitable premises in the locality, and I hope to be in a position to carry out the transfer before very long. Meanwhile I am taking steps which will improve to some extent the conditions in the instrument room and in the office generally.