HC Deb 02 March 1960 vol 618 cc1200-1
17. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the inadequate postal facilities in the Northfield, Mastrick and Cairncry districts of Aberdeen, that these districts are extensive, hilly and thickly populated, and that these conditions make difficult, especially in winter, business and social life for the residents there, especially the aged; if he has yet completed his inquiries into these conditions; and if he will now have them remedied before winter advances further.

The Assistant Postmaster-General (Miss Mervyn Pike)

I have carefully considered all the points mentioned by the hon. and learned Member; but I still believe that, with the opening of a new sub-office on 4th January on the south west border of the Mastrick area, postal facilities in the districts in question are adequate.

Mr. Hughes

Is the hon. Lady aware that this matter has been hanging fire for a long time and that when I put a similar Question some time ago it was suggested that the urgent need then, which is still an urgent need now, could be met by the provision of a mobile post office? Will the hon. Lady consider that now as a temporary alleviation?

Miss Pike

We are considering all these questions at the present time.

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