§ Mr. DIXEY
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the relegation of the post offices of Cockermouth and Maryport to the status of sub-offices under Workington has entailed an additional annual cost to the Exchequer of, approximately, £600 per annum; and whether, in view of this and the consequent reduction in postal facilities, he will inquire fully into the desirability of reverting to the status quo ante?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
I am not aware that the reduction in status of these offices has involved any additional charge on the Exchequer, but I will inquire into the matter further and communicate with the hon. Member.