HC Deb 19 December 1912 vol 45 cc1727-8W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the diminution of the business transacted in the Newtown, Ebbw Vale, post office, was due to the sub-postmistress failing to keep sufficient stock to supply the needs of her customers; and whether he is prepared to receive applications from those in possession of suitable premises for post office work and re-open the office?

Captain NORTON

Very little use was made of the office formerly situated at Newtown, Ebbw Vale, quite irrespective of those classes of business in which the question of the sufficiency or insufficiency of the stocks kept by the sub-postmistress might arise, and my right hon. Friend regrets that the re-opening of the office would not be warranted.