HC Deb 19 October 1966 vol 734 c194
15. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will re consider the closing of the Teddington Post Office from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m., in view of the great inconvenience to many members of the public and the numerous letters of protest which have been received.

The Assistant-Postmaster-General (Mr. Joseph Slater)

To meet local convenience, the period of closing has been changed and is now from 12 noon to I p.m.

Mr. Gresham Cooke

Is the Assistant Postmaster-General aware that for a large number of people in offices and shops in Teddington their only chance of going to the post office is in the lunch hour? Is is not possible by means of a shift system to keep the post office open during the lunch hour between the hours of 12 noon and 1 p.m.?

Mr. Slater

I think that the alteration of the times we have now introduced meets the hon. Member's point quite well