HC Deb 22 May 1928 vol 217 cc1705-6W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that there is no sub-post office in Peckleton, which has a larger population than Kirkby which has one; that although the wires run through Peckleton there is no telepone; and that old age pensioners have as much as one and a-half miles to walk to draw their old age pensions; and whether he can see his way, in these circumstances, to make adequate arrangements whereby Peckleton may enjoy the postal advantages enjoyed by neighbouring villages of less population?


The question of establishing a sub-post office at Peckleton has been very carefully considered in connection with the hon. Member's recent written representation and with representations received from the local authorities; but I regret that the circumstances do not justify the establishment of an office. I am making inquiries as to the practicability of providing telephone call office facilities at Peckleton.