HC Deb 04 March 1959 vol 601 c435
43. Mr. Healey

asked the Postmaster-General if he will authorise the establishment of a sub-post office at 8, Kingswear Crescent, Leeds.

Mr. K. Thompson

I am sorry, but I should not be justified in providing another post office in this area.

Mr. Healey

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the inhabitants of this estate have been pressing for a post office for three years and that 1,300 of them petitioned for it last year? In view of the fact that it is nearly a mile by foot, there being no public transport, to the nearest sub-post office, will not the hon. Gentleman reconsider this decision?

Mr. Thompson

My information is that the nearest sub-office is 700 yards away. There is another one less than a mile away, and another just a few yards more than a mile away. Our trouble is that we have many claims for sub-offices of this kind in estates such as have been mentioned today. The service would become hopelessly uneconomic unless we kept a careful hand on it.