HC Deb 15 February 1968 vol 758 cc403-4W
71. Sir M. Stoddart-Scott

asked the Postmaster-General where the nearest post offices are to the village of Littlethorpe; how far these post offices are from the middle of this village; and on what criteria relating to size of population he decides on the provision of village post offices.

Mr. Edward Short:

The most convenient post offices are in Ripon and Bondgate, the nearest of these, is about one mile from the centre of Littlethorpe.

The population of a village, whilst important, is not the deciding factor in opening a new office. We take account of it along with other things such as the distance from the nearest office, travel facilities, and the general use which would be made of a new office.