HC Deb 27 July 1960 vol 627 cc1618-9
7. Mr. Holland

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will provide more automatic machines selling books of stamps.

Miss Pike

Yes, Sir. My aim is to provide machines selling 2s. 0d, books of stamps at Crown post offices generally. We hope to have a large number in position by the end of this year.

Mr. Holland

I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. Is she aware that Acton Post Office warmly welcomes the prospect of having one of these machines installed, in the belief that it will ease the burden on the counter staff and will also help to reduce queues? Would she agree that she should be selective about the siting of these machines and that perhaps what is good for Acton is not necessarily good for "Little-Bindingin-the-Marsh"?

Miss Pike

I agree that we have to be very careful about the siting of all our post offices.