§ Captain Plugge
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will state the policy of his department with regard to the hours of closing Post Offices in the evenings; whether he is aware there exists considerable difference of methods in adjoining districts; and whether, as the days grow longer, he will consider extending the hours?
§ Captain Waterhouse
The policy of the Post Office is to fix the time of closing of Post Office counters in close relationship to the general closing time for shops. I am aware that there are differences in the closing times of Post Offices in the hon. Member's constituency, but these arise because the general closing hours for shops differ from town to town. I am considering the question of extending the hours of closing for Post Offices as the days grow longer.