Threadneedle Street Office.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Edward Grenfell Mr Edward Grenfell , City of London


asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether, in view of the Report of the Select Committee on Estimates in regard to the Threadneedle Street Post Office, he proposes to proceed with this scheme as approved by Parliament; and whether the First Commissioner is satisfied that it is possible to adapt the building so as to ensure the health of the staff and the efficiency of the public service?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

The First Commissioner is of opinion that in view of the unsatisfactory conditions under which public business has to be conducted at this post office, and the adverse report of the medical authorities, it is essential that this scheme should proceed; but, as the Report of the Select Committee may possibly be discussed in this House, no immediate steps will be taken which would prejudice a revision of the approved scheme. The First Commissioner does not consider that the necessary improvements could be secured by an adaptation of the existing building.