asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the great waste of time and the inconvenience caused to those people who can only visit post offices in their lunch-time, he will see that either a general post office or a sub-post office is open between the hours of one and two within a limited area?
General post offices do not close for the luncheon hour. Some of the smaller post offices, which in the main are establishments where both the post office and the owner's own business are carried on, are allowed to close for a period in the middle of the day if closing of shops in the vicinity is general. If my hon. Friend has any particular locality in mind and he will let me have details, I shall be glad to have inquiry made.