HC Deb 26 January 1955 vol 536 cc136-7
26. Mr. Patrick Maitland

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he will arrange for the Post Office at East Kilbride to be open on Saturday afternoons.

Mr. Gammans

The early closing day for this office was changed from Wednesday to Saturday about a year ago to meet local needs, and we have had no request since then for the office to be kept open on Saturday. In view of my hon. Friend's Question, I am having inquiries made locally and will write to him.

Mr. Maitland

Is my hon. Friend aware that this answer will give great satisfaction in East Kilbride because a lot of people want this office open on Saturday afternoon?

Mr. W. R. Williams

In view of the fact that the hon. Gentleman the Member for Lanark (Mr. Patrick Maitland) has given no reason whatsoever for wanting this office opened on Saturday afternoons, and in view of the fact that the Assistant Postmaster-General says he has received no complaints from the people in that area, can the hon. Gentleman tell us why he is pandering to a request of that sort without consultation in the first place with the people who matter?

Mr. Gammans

I hope I am not pandering to anybody. All I have promised to do is to have more inquiries made.