HC Deb 17 November 1964 vol 702 cc173-4
2. Mr. Dance

asked the Postmaster-General if he will give an asurance that an adequate number of post offices, sub-post offices and post boxes will be provided to keep pace with the expansion of Redditch as a new town.

Mr. Joseph Slater

Yes, Sir. We have been in touch with the Development Corporation; and we shall continue to keep in touch with it so that the planning of postal facilities can keep pace with the plans for the expansion of Redditch.

Mr. Dance

I thank the hon. Gentleman for his reply which I think will give comfort to my constituents. At the same time, can he give me a positive assurance that all the equipment and installations will be completed well in advance of the actual completion of the buildings concerned so that there will be no delay in the services which will be so very much required by my constituents?

Mr. Slater

As the hon. Gentleman will be aware, we cannot, of course, decide where or how many post offices and posting boxes will be required until we have some idea of how the town is to be developed, and the Director of the Midland Region and the local head postmaster will continue to keep in touch with the Development Corporation.