HC Deb 28 April 1913 vol 52 cc823-4W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has had complaints from the North-West Division of Glasgow as to the inconvenience caused to the public by the closing of sub-post offices for weekly half-holidays, and particularly in the New City Road district; and, if so, whether any arrangement can be made to prevent members of the public having to walk either to Otago Street, Hillhead, or to St. George's Road in order to telegraph or post letters for the English and Irish mails on the day when the sub-post offices are closed?

Captain NORTON

A complaint has been received as regards the early closing of the New City Road T.S.O. on Tuesday, which is the general early closing day in Glasgow. There is a pillar-box within 200 yards of that office, and within half a mile there are two telegraph offices, both of which are open when the New City Road office is closed for the weekly half-holiday. My right hon. Friend does not consider that the circumstances warrant the withdrawal of the concession enjoyed by the sub-postmaster in the matter of a weekly half-holiday.