HC Deb 26 February 1964 vol 690 cc75-6W
43. Mr. Driberg

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that letters from Barking, Essex, to central London, and vice versa, frequently take two days to arrive, and that the new London borough of Barking will have two Essex Roads, two Norfolk Roads, and two Suffolk Roads; whether he intends to retain the name of Dagenham for postal purposes; and what steps he is taking to clear up the confusion of postal districts that already exists in this area and is likely to be aggravated when the Greater London scheme is in operation.

Mr. Mawby

I am looking into the instances of delay about which the hon. Member has written to us and will write to him as soon as I can. As we intend to keep each of the names Dagenham an I Barking for postal purposes, there should be no confusion about the roads the hon. Member mentions.

In planning our services, we have to take account of different factors—for example the transport facilities available—from those determining Local Government boundaries; I am not aware that this in itself is causing difficulty in Barking and Dagenham; but, if the hon. Member has in mind any special boundary problem, we will look into the matter if he will let me have details.