HC Deb 08 May 1919 vol 115 cc1151-2W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the Euston Square branch post office is infested with vermin, and that it has been seen on the public counter; whether insect powder is officially supplied to the staff at this office; is he aware that the back entrance used by the staff is often in a filthy condition, that the instrument room is badly ventilated and dirty, that telegraphists have to take all their meals in this room, which is also used as a cloak room, and that the lavatory accommodation is also inadequate; and whether, in view of the danger to the staff of these conditions, he will at once take steps to secure new premises for this office?


On the question of accommodation at the Euston Square branch office, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on the 31st of March last to the right hon. Member for Deptford. As regards the presence of vermin, insect powder was supplied last September in view of the discovery of two insects on the public counter. The incident seems to have been an isolated one as no further complaint has been received.