HC Deb 02 October 1924 vol 177 c336W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the great overcrowding which exists in the offices at East Park Terrace, Southampton; whether the complaints of the staff have been brought to his notice as to the condition of the Park Road premises, seeing that these really consist of a disused chapel and schoolroom, both of which are very difficult to heat and ventilate; and, in view of the unsuitability of these premises for an office, will he consider the desirability of investigating the grievances of the staff, with a view to providing better accommodation?


A scheme for rearranging the accommodation at East Park Terrace is in hand, which will afford the normal standard of working space per head of the staff. With regard to the Park Road premises, new heating plant was installed in November, 1922, at a cost of over £350, and the ventilation has recently been improved by the provision of electric fans. I am assured that with these improvement the premises will be reasonably satisfactory.