§ Mr. MACPHERSON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that there was a sub-post office at Ussie Valley, near Dingwall, for over 40 years; that it is now closed, thus causing inconvenience to a wide district; and will he now restore this sub-office, in response to the appeal of the whole district?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
The sub-office at Ussie Valley was closed in February, 1921, on the death of the late sub-postmaster. The volume of business transacted was very small, and the expense of continuing the office was not warranted. There has been no change in the circumstances and I regret that I cannot sanction the reopening of the office. The delivery of letters is not affected.