§ 14. Mr. NEWMAN
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that for some months past the urban district council of Enfield have been endeavouring to induce the Post Office authorities to provide outside lighting and a clock in the window of the new post office at Ponders End; whether it is a general practice of the Post Office to provide a clock and a light; and whether he will give in structions that the practice be not departed from in the above instance?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
It is the fact that the Enfield Urban District Council have been pressing for the provision of outside lighting and a clock in the window of the new post office at Ponders End. The provision of adequate street lighting outside that office appears, however, to be a matter for the local authorities, and it is not the practice in the case of offices of this class to provide window clocks. A clock is already provided inside the public office at Ponders End. I regret that I see no reason for varying the decision already communicated to the council.