HC Deb 20 July 1960 vol 627 cc471-2
15. Mr. Dudley Smith

asked the Postmaster-General if he will consider giving Brentford, Middlesex, a London postal address.

Miss Pike

I have considered this and I am sorry that I cannot do as my hon. Friend wishes.

Mr. Smith

Is my hon. Friend aware that one half of my constituents, in Brentford, consider that they get a postal service inferior to that for the other half in Chiswick? Will she not agree that it would be far better for the whole of one borough to be in one postal district?

Miss Pike

Our difficulty is that we have to draw the line somewhere and in this case it goes through the middle of the borough. If we extended the line, there would be a great deal of extra expense and extra inconvenience for the people doing the job and at present we cannot move the boundary.