HC Deb 18 March 1925 vol 181 cc2265-6

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that, with a view to enlarging the post office, at East Grinstead, his Department have ejected the occupiers of two cottages and are proceeding to pull the cottages down, and have refused to erect other houses in place of those pulled down or to reinstate the displaced families; and whether he will give orders forthwith to erect suitable alternative accommodation so as to prevent his Department adding to the already severe house shortage?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir William Mitchell-Thomson)

It is not practicable to provide for the very urgent needs of the Telephone and Postal Services at East Grinstead otherwise than by an enlargement of the post office over the property purchased for the purpose in 1909. The two tenants in question were not ejected from their cottages, but. gave up possession by voluntary arrangement. The question of the Post Office providing alternative accommodation for them does not therefore arise.