§ Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a statement on the results of the co-operation between the city council of Stoke-on-Trent and British Railways in the construction and lay out of the Stoke Station area and the post office facilities; when it is expected that the new post office building will be in service; and what will be the facilities for the public.
§ Mr. Mawby
Work on this new post office is well ahead and, in spite of delay due to the recent bad weather, I still expect the building to be opened in the autumn of this year. The plans were drawn up in agreement with the city council and British Transport Commission. The office will contain a public office, a sorting office with a conveyor, and a postal garage and workshop. The public office will have four counter positions with all-purpose working, and one parcel position.