HC Deb 08 March 1926 vol 192 cc1957-8W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the postal facilities in the Chollerton parish area, Northumberland, are inadequate and, in particular, the village of Colwell is badly treated as regards telegraph, telephone and money orders; and if he will take steps to obtain an early improvement

Viscount WOLMER

There are four post offices in the Chollerton area and the existing facilities appear to be equal to the standard authorised for similar districts. I regret that the cost of extending money order facilities to Colwell would not be justified by the amount of business likely to be transacted; and a telegraph or telephone call office could only be provided under a guarantee of payment of the amount by which the revenue falls short of the expenses. I understand that such a guarantee is not at the moment forthcoming.