HC Deb 07 March 1946 vol 420 cc480-1
14. Mr. Younger

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what steps he is taking to provide a temporary postal and telegraph office on the docks at Grimsby, in time to handle the distribution of the increased spring landings of fish.

Mr. Burke

Arrangements are in hand to provide a temporary post office at the Grimsby Fish Docks by the erection of huts on the site, and it is hoped that the temporary office will be ready in a comparatively short space of time.

Mr. Younger

Does my hon. Friend appreciate that this is a matter of great urgency in view of the fact that the increased spring landings are practically upon us and the allocation of the zoning system is already in operation?

Mr. Burke

Yes, Sir. We had plans for a permanent post office. We cannot have that, so we have got some huts ready and we will put them in operation soon.

Mr. Hector Hughes

Will the hon. Gentleman see that similar arrangements are made for other fish ports, notably Aberdeen, in order to facilitate the distribution of the supply to the country? May I have an answer to that?

Mr. Speaker

The Question referred to Grimsby.