HC Deb 01 March 1966 vol 725 cc274-5W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Postmaster-General why the sub-post office in North Thorsley, Lincolnshire, was removed from a shop where it had been for 14 years, where there was good parking accommodation for cars, to premises on a corner with no parking facilities, after the first business had been purchased in good faith on the assumption that the post office business would remain; and, in the light of the correspondence sent to him by the hon. Member for Louth, if he will reconsider this decision.

Mr. Benn

After the former sub-post master resigned, and the normal public advertisement and interview, the candidate who appeared best qualified was appointed as sub-postmistress. The new post office is no great distance from suitable parking space. There was no ground for any assumption that the appointment would go to the purchaser of the former post office premises. I have considered the correspondence sent to me by the hon. Member, but I can see no reason for cancelling the appointment which has been made.