HC Deb 19 March 1958 vol 584 cc1250-1
4. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Postmaster-General if he has yet decided to provide better postal facilities for the thickly-populated new housing estates at Northfield, Mastrick, and Cairncry, Aberdeen.

Mr. K. Thompson

As my right hon. Friend explained to the hon. and learned Member in his letter of 12th March, the facilities on these estates are in general in keeping with those in similar areas elsewhere, except in the south-west part of Mastrick. We hope to improve the position there by opening an additional post office in the shopping centre in the north of the Summerhill area when that is built.

Mr. Hughes

Does the Minister not realise that if better postal facilities are not afforded two results will follow: my constituents there will not be able to send me suggestions for supplementary questions—[HON. MEMBERS: "Hear, hear."] —and the Post Office will get more into the red in every sense, including political, than it is at present?

Mr. Thompson

The whole House would be sorry if the hon. and learned Gentleman's supply of supplementary questions were to be stifled, and we will try to do what we can in the Post Office to avoid that happening.