§ 11. Mr. Turton
asked the Postmaster-General what protest he has received from the Malton Urban District Council on his proposal to close the Malton Post Office at 4.30 p.m. on market days; and what reply he has sent.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
The council asked us not to close this office early on Saturday as it is a busy market day in Malton. We have replied that the office is busy on Saturday up to 4 p.m. but that there is a marked decline in business thereafter. We should not therefore be justified in keeping the office open later than 4.30 p.m.