HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 cc240-1W
Mr. Challen

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he is aware of the inadequate postal facilities in the West End Lane district of Hampstead; and if he will arrange for the early establishment of a branch post office in that area.

Mr. Burke

Under existing conditions the standard of facilities in the area in question compares not unfavourably with that in many other localities in London. It would not be possible, in view of the present building situation, to arrange for the early establishment of a branch post office, but as soon as the provision of additional Crown post offices throughout the London area generally can be pursued the claims of West Hampstead will receive consideration.

Mr. Watkins

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he is aware that delivery and collection of letters only takes place every three days to farms in the parish of Llandewi-Abergwessin, Breconshire; and whether daily deliveries and collections will be made immediately.

Mr. Burke

This parish is very scattered and deliveries are divided between three offices. Two portions of the area obtain daily deliveries. The third which comprises certain outlying farms and is served from Tregaron Post Office, Aberystwyth, is very mountainous, cut by many watercourses, and impracticable for cycle, foot or motor working. Delivery is effected on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by a postman on horseback, who, in the course of a long round, serves fifteen points of call and delivers on an average twelve letters a day. I regret that in the circumstances a daily delivery is not warranted.