§ Mr. AMMON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the emoluments of the sub-postmaster of 228, Blackfriars Road are considerably in excess of £500 per annum; and that there are five town sub-offices within a radius of 600 yards, the total emoluments of which approximate to £1,500 per annum; and whether, in the interests of the public service, he will consider the desirability of substituting one or more branch offices for the present unsatisfactory system of town sub-offices in this area?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
I am aware that the emoluments of the office at 9 (formerly 228), Blackfriars Road exceed £500. My information is that of the five nearest offices two are approximately 700 yards, one 750, one 800 and one 900 yards distant. I am not aware that the arrangements are unsatisfactory, and I do not propose to take up the question of any change at the present time.