HC Deb 23 March 1955 vol 538 c2059
28. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General where the new Crown Post Office in Brixton will be situated; and how much larger it will be than the present one.

Sir. E. Boyle

It is hoped to get an office with four times as much public space as at present and double the length of counter. I would prefer not to mention the address, as negotiations are still going on, but my hon. Friend will write to the hon. and gallant Member as soon as he has some more definite news.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that I hope that this particular letter does not get mislaid in the post and that it will reach me very soon, as we need this post office at the earliest possible moment?

Sir. E. Boyle

My hon. Friend is fully aware of that and also of the interest that the hon. and gallant Gentleman takes in this matter. He will probably be glad to know that, as far as can be foreseen at present, the new office will have a public counter 70 feet long and public space of 1,220 square feet, as against a counter 38 feet long and public space of 330 square feet available at the present time.

Mr. Stokes

Is not that all "pie in the sky"? Is the obstruction not a matter of arriving at a position satisfactory to the ground landlord?

Sir. E. Boyle

It is not "pie in the sky." It is simply stamps on the counter.