asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the inadequacy of the accommodation at and the unhygienic condition of the present post office premises in Aberavon; whether the borough has to bear a portion of the expenses of these premises; and whether he proposes to take effective steps to see that better accommodation is provided and to relieve the locality of the necessity of contributing towards the expense of such accommodation?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
It is recognised that the accommodation at the Aberavon Post Office is not adequate, and negotiations are being conducted to rent more 641W suitable premises from the borough council. The council are under agreement to refund to the Post Office the annual sum by which the cost of maintaining the branch office at Aberavon exceeds the cost of an ordinary town sub-office. The question of relieving the council of this liability will be reviewed when new premises are occupied.