HC Deb 19 May 1914 vol 62 c1777
78. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Post master-General whether he is aware that proposed alterations at the Fenchurch Street post office counter have been under consideration for nearly two years, and that during this period numerous com plaints have been made by the staff at that office without effect; and whether, in view of the inadequate counter accommodation at that office, he will have attention given to this matter as speedily as possible?


The need for additional counter accommodation at the Fenchurch Street branch post office was brought under notice a snort while ago. It was decided without delay to extend the counter by 5 feet, and it is hoped that it may be possible for the work to be carried out shortly.


Is the Post Office responsible for the space at the counters in many of the sub-post offices, and, if so, is the right hon. Gentleman aware that some of them are an absolute disgrace to the Government?


It depends entirely on what class of office it is whether the Post Office or the sub-postmaster is responsible.