§ Captain CLIVE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider the possibility of allowing small country post offices to be closed early on bank holidays if desired by their occupants, seeing that in many of them very little business is done on that day?
§ Mr. BUXTON
Post offices in country districts at which telegraph business is not transacted close earlier on bank holidays than on other days—that is, 12 noon. I am considering whether any further reduction of hours can be made, and I am glad to say that I have already been able to make a reduction in some cases. As regards telegraph offices, the difficulties are considerable, but the matter is engaging my attention.