Facilities, Darnall, Sheffield.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health. – in the House of Commons on 6th June 1935.

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Photo of Mr Cecil Pike Mr Cecil Pike , Sheffield, Attercliffe

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asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the Darnall, Sheffield, sub-Post Office and its surrounding properties are to be de molished during the next few weeks; that the tenants have received final notice to quit; and, in view of the thickly populated nature of this area, will he consider the establishment of a Crown office?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

I am aware of the circumstances to which the hon. Gentleman refers, but I do not anticipate any difficulty in transferring the existing sub-post office to other suit able premises. The re is not at present enough postal business to justify the establishment of a Crown office.

Photo of Mr Cecil Pike Mr Cecil Pike , Sheffield, Attercliffe

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this area is rapidly growing by virtue of clearance orders being executed in other parts of the city of Sheffield, and that at the moment there is a population of over 16, 000 adults? Does he not consider that justifies a Crown office, and that it is advisable to attract the whole of postal business to the one centre rather than to leave it distributed as it is?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

If the postal business increases, we shall in due course give the place a Crown office.

Photo of Mr Cecil Pike Mr Cecil Pike , Sheffield, Attercliffe

Why not give it one at the start?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

Because there is not enough business.