HC Deb 08 May 1962 vol 659 c22W
Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

asked the Postmaster-General how long the sub-post office in Market Street, Huddersfield, was closed before work on alterations began; what was the reason for the delay; and when this office will be reopened.

Miss Pike

Work on the renovation of this office began on the 2nd April. The office had been closed for seven weeks. Two weeks had been allowed for clearance of Post Office stocks and equipment. But the first tenders for the work proved unacceptable, and fresh tenders had to be sought. My right hon. Friend expects that the office will be reopened in August next, and meantime the staff at the nearby High Street Office has been strengthened.