§ 18. Major EDWARD WOOD
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the state of the postal arrangements at present existing at Ripon, owing to the recent influx of soldiers there; will he say what steps the Post Office has taken to relieve the present staff and to meet this influx; what notice, if any, the Post Office have received from the War Office of the time of arrival and numbers of the soldiers now stationed there; what additional accommodation has been or is being provided there to meet this extra press and, if the completion of this accommodation has been delayed, who is responsible for the delay; what steps has the Post Office taken to accelerate matters; and is he aware that meanwhile the congestion at the existing office is causing great inconvenience to all branches of the public?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
A temporary branch post office for the use of the troops in Ripon camp will be opened in a few days. I am having inquiry made with regard to the causes of the delay in establishing the new office and the other points raised by the lion, and gallant Member, and will write to him as soon as possible.