HC Deb 11 May 1960 vol 623 c392
15. Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has considered the request from the Burgh of Lochgelly for a sub-post office at West End, Lochgelly; and what reply he has sent.

Miss Pike

Yes, Sir. The town clerk has been told that we are sorry that a sub-post office could not be justified.

Dr. Thompson

While I will not abuse the patience of the House by repeating at length the reasons why Lochgelly should have a sub-post office, which have been given in innumerable letters to the Minister, in view of the very strong views of local bodies like the town council, the old-age pensioners' association, the shopkeepers and the Co-operative movement, which are better acquainted with the local conditions than the right hon. Gentleman's Department, may I have an assurance that this matter will be reconsidered?

Miss Pike

This has been very carefully considered. The office is at present in the centre of the town, and in the only shopping centre in the town. It is within half-a-mile of most houses and only three-quarters of a mile from the most distant house, and we do not think that another office is justified.