HC Deb 19 March 1958 vol 584 cc1251-2
8. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the postal and telegraph facilities in King's Cross and Euston stations are inadequate, and that the attention of several Postmasters-General has been drawn to this inadequacy but that it has not been remedied; what steps he is taking to remedy them; and, in particular, what he is doing to provide facilities which will enable travellers to send telegrams from these stations.

Mr. K. Thompson

The reconstruction of Euston Station includes a Branch Post Office, with provision of a new temporary office meanwhile. At King's Cross a few extra facilities have recently been provided, but as explained in correspondence with the hon. and learned Member, no more can be done until the station is rebuilt. I am not aware that the telegraph arrangements at either station are inadequate, but if the hon. and learned Member has any aspect particularly in mind, I shall be glad to make inquiry.

Mr. Hughes

Does the hon. Gentleman realise that I am more concerned with King's Cross, which I use when I am going to Aberdeen? Why should incoming and departing travellers at that station not have the fullest postal facilities? Will the hon. Gentleman look into the matter and see that they get those facilities?

Mr. Thompson

The trouble at King's Cross Station is lack of room in which to provide facilities for which the hon. and learned Gentleman and others quite properly ask. We are quite ready to provide those facilities when space can be made available to us.

Commander Scott-Miller

Is my hon. Friend aware that one cannot post a parcel at Liverpool Street Station?