HC Deb 20 March 1962 vol 656 cc21-2W
32. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Postmaster-General what policy dictates the setting up of new sub-post offices on new housing estates.

Miss Pike

Our aim is to maintain a balance between service to the public and reasonable economy. In trying to do this, we take into account distances between post offices, the number and position of the houses and shops in each area, the nature of the journey to the nearest office, and the possible needs of old age pensioners.