§ 39. Mr. WATERSON
asked the Post-master-General whether he is aware that ordinary Post Office business cannot now be transacted at the Station Street branch office, Leicester; and whether, seeing that this office is more conveniently situated for travellers and other business men owing to its close proximity to the Midland Railway station and that it is kept open for the reception of parcels, he will issue instructions that stamps shall be sold and other services performed at this office as was the case prior to the War?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
The branch office in Station Street, Leicester, was closed during the War, but arrangements were subsequently made for parcels to be accepted at the Station Street premises in order to avoid congestion at the head office. It is doubtful whether the expenditure involved in providing a branch office within 600 yards of the Leicester head office could be justified, but I am having further inquiry made, and will write to the hon. Member.