HC Deb 18 May 1960 vol 623 c1253
12. Mr. Goodhart

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will reconsider the proposal to close the sub-post office at 45 High Street, Penge, S.E.20, following the opening of a new Crown Office in the centre of Penge, in view of the widespread desire of the public that this sub-post office should not close.

Miss Pike

This sub-post office is rather less than 400 yards from the site of the new Crown Office, and I am sorry I should not be justified in keeping it open.

Mr. Goodhart

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for the consideration she has given to this problem, but in view of the large public interest in the matter lately, will she consider postponing the closure of this sub-post office for six months to see whether there is sufficient business to justify keeping both of the offices open?

Miss Pike

My hon. Friend has discussed this matter with me fully and I appreciate his determination to leave no stone unturned. For the reasons I have already given him, however, I am afraid that I cannot accede to his request.