HC Deb 13 March 1962 vol 655 c137W
43 and 44. Mr. W. T. Williams

asked the Postmaster-General (1) what are normally the minimum distances in urban areas between sub-post offices;

(2) in what circumstances, and for what reasons, permission is given for post offices in urban areas to be situated within less than the normal distance between sub-post offices.

Miss Pike

The normal minimum distance betwen sub-post offices in urban areas is a mile, but we do not apply this standard rigidly. We also take into account the number and position of the houses in each area, the nature of the local shopping facilities, whether the journey to the nearest office is particularly difficult, and the possible need to make special provision for old age pensioners.

Forward to