§ Mr. MOSLEY
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will reconsider his decision against the establishment of a branch post office in the Bearwood district of Smethwick, in view of the opinion of the borough council that the need for a new and up-to-date office is imperative?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
The Bearwood district of Smethwick is served by three sub-post offices. I am not satisfied that these facilities are inadequate for present requirements or that I should be justified in incurring the heavy expenditure which the provision of a branch post office would involve.