HC Deb 17 July 1923 vol 166 cc2061-2W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that his predecessor purchased a house in Northallerton which is known by the name of Bellozanne House, in 1915 with the intention of erecting a modern post office on the site; that the use of this ground has been suspended for eight years despite the inadequate accommodation offered by the existing office; that the present office is unhealthy and is wasteful of staff owing to its antiquated structure; and whether, seeing that the purchase money for the new site is lying idle and that fresh expense is constantly incurred for repairs to the old building and for its renovation and adaptation to new conditions, he will consider the advisability of proceeding with the proposal to rebuild the head post office with a view to economy and in order to provide the town of Northallerton with a head post office more suitable to the purpose?


I beg to refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the same question on the 16th of February, 1922, in answer to the Member for the Penistone Division (Mr. Pringle). The position is unchanged, so far as the current financial year is concerned.