§ 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 404W 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.