HC Deb 30 June 1954 vol 529 cc1335-6
31. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what progress has been made in providing an additional post office in Brixton.

Mr. Gammans

No one has replied to our successive advertisements for a sub-postmaster. It looks as if the only solution is to find larger premises for the existing Crown Office, and this we are trying to do.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

As the Minister now agrees that his efforts and mine to find a sub-postmaster to staff Brixton Road Post Office have proved ineffective, does he not think the best thing to do now would be to open another new Crown Office in the Brixton Road, especially as suitable premises happen to be available for it?

Mr. Gammans

No. I think the better way is to move the present Crown Office to a site which will serve the two areas with which the hon. and gallant Member is concerned.

Mr. Mellish

Would it not be a good idea for the Assistant Postmaster-General to apply for this job as it is about the only one he could do competently?