HC Deb 16 May 1938 vol 336 c53W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the practice of business transfer agencies advertising businesses with sub-post offices attached; and, in view of the abuses arising therefrom, whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?

Major Tryon:

I am aware that this practice exists, but I am advised that no action can be taken, unless the advertisement appears in terms which solicit some consideration in respect of the Post Office appointment. Prospective candidates are warned that it is illegal to pay any sum as a consideration for the post office being on the premises, and that should any such payment be made, the candidate may lose his chance of being appointed as sub-postmaster, and both parties render themselves liable to legal proceedings.

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