asked the Postmaster-General how old age pensioners and recipients of billeting and Forces allowances are to collect their allowances if their rural post offices are closed, as is now proposed, and travel to the nearest remaining post office would, as in the case submitted to him, involve the 58 recipients in total omnibus fares of £2 18s. per week?
They are not being abolished; but in some rural districts, when a sub-postmaster resigns, it is found difficult to obtain a suitable person to replace him. That difficulty exists in a greater degree in some of the rural places mentioned. There is no question of abolition; but, where a postmaster resigns, it is sometimes difficult to get a man to replace him.