§ Mr. R. Edwards
asked the Postmaster-General what are the reasons for the alteration in hours of business of the Bilston post office by the closing of counters half-an-hour earlier on weekdays and one hour earlier on Saturdays; and what consultations he had with the Bilston Borough Council before the decision to curtail this public service was taken.
§ Mr. Mawby
The amount of business transacted at Bilston Post Office after 6 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. on Saturdays was not sufficient to justify the 139W cost of keeping the office open later. The Bilston Borough Council was fully informed before the new closing hours were introduced, and my right hon. Friend is ready to consider any further representations the council may wish to make. But we are not aware that the earlier closing times have caused any real inconvenience.