HC Deb 20 March 1962 vol 656 c197
18. Commander Donaldson

asked the Postmaster-General if he is satisfied that the letter and parcel services in Peebles are fully efficient and up to normal Post Office standards in regard to deliveries and security, following the recent closure of British Railways services throughout the country; and if he will make a statement.

The Assistant Postmaster-General (Miss Mervyn Pike)

Yes. Apart from minor changes, letter and parcel services have been maintained virtually unchanged, and normal security arrangements have been made for the mails. If there is any particular point which my hon. and gallant Friend would like us to consider, my right hon. Friend will gladly do so if he will let him have details.

Mr. W. R. Williams

In view of the declared policy of the Chairman of the British Transport Commission that many of these local branch railway lines are to be closed, can the hon. Lady say whether the overall effect on postal facilities is under special consideration to meet the changed circumstances?

Miss Pike

We have had a committee which has reported on the handling of mail between post offices and stations, and we are keeping the whole situation under close review the whole time.