HC Deb 13 March 1911 vol 22 cc2029-30W

asked the Postmaster-General (1) whether, in view of the bad lighting and generally unsatisfactory arrangements of the Longford Post Office, he will consider the desirability of obtaining a more central site in Longford, and erecting a proper office on the most modern lines to cope with the business done at the office; (2) whether he is aware that, owing to defective construction, business is greatly retarded at the counter of the Longford Post Office, which is far too small for its purpose; and will he direct that the present glass petition be removed and the counter extended so as to admit of three sections being made, that is, telegrams, stamps, and money orders, instead of, as at present, all on one narrow counter?


The Longford Post Office is held on a lease which has a considerable term to run, and the expense of providing an entirely new building could not be justified. Proposals are, however, under consideration for enlarging the public office and extending the counter and for improving the lighting arrangements.