§ 33. Mr. F. Anderson
asked the Postmaster-General how many postal packets and parcels were handled during the past six months at the post office at Whitefield, Lancashire; the number of houses and other premises served by this post office and the number of houses and premises served by it five years ago?
§ The Postmaster-General (Major Tryon)
It is estimated that about 1,422,000 postal packets and 17,000 parcels were handled during the past six months at the post office at Whitefield, Lancashire, and that this office now serves about 4,480 houses and other premises as compared with 3,500 houses and other premises served by it in 1934. As I promised the hon. Member for Heywood and Radcliffe (Mr. Porritt) on 25th July last, the position at Whitefield has been investigated and, while the volume of business is still insufficient to justify the provision of a Crown Office, a number of additional facilities have been provided.
§ Mr. Anderson
In view of these figures is there not justification for a sub-post office half-way between the Radcliffe Borough and Whitefield, so that people will not have to walk 1½ to 2 miles in order to obtain stamps and postal orders?