HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 cc1239-40W
Mr. Rathbone

asked the Postmaster-General for what reasons the choice of site and the wishes of the general public in Callington concerning the new post office have been disregarded or overruled; how many representations have been received by his Department on this subject from responsible representative bodies; and in how many cases were these representations forwarded as unanimous resolutions?

Captain Waterhouse

Contracts have been exchanged for a site in Church Street. Its situation is central and convenient, and after a lengthy search, it was the only suitable site on offer on satisfactory terms. Representations have been received on several occasions from the St. German's Rural District Council for abandonment of this site in favour of an alternative site. It is not known, however, whether or not any of those representations were based on unanimous resolutions. The alternative site suggested was one of those previously under consideration, but the price demanded was prohibitive.