HC Deb 12 May 1965 vol 712 cc496-7
13. Mr. Bence

asked the Postmaster-General if he will take steps to improve Post Office services in the new town of Cumbernauld.

Mr. Joseph Slater

Development of Post Office services is keeping pace with the development of the new town and we shall do all we can to see that this continues. We are keeping in close touch with the Cumbernauld Development Corporation. If my hon. Friend knows of any special difficulty and will let me have details, we will gladly look into the matter.

Mr. Bence

Is my hon. Friend aware that there have been complaints about delivery services over the whole of the new town? Will he inquire into them to see whether it is possible to provide an earlier delivery of mail in the morning and more than one collection, matters which are sources of complaint in the new town?

Mr. Slater

We shall consider my hon. Friend's observations, but as an indication of what we are seeking to do I should like to point out that a new salaried sub-post office is being built in the centre of the town and is expected to be ready for occupation towards the end of 1966 when the temporary Seafar sub-post office and the temporary postmen's office will be closed.