Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th October 1947.

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Photo of Dr Louis Comyns Dr Louis Comyns , West Ham Silvertown 12:00 am, 29th October 1947

asked the Postmaster-General the number of sub-post offices there are in the country; how many are staffed by full-time civil servants; and the average annual turnover for a sub-office in the Greater London area and the rural areas, respectively.

Photo of Mr Wilfred Paling Mr Wilfred Paling , Wentworth

Apart from head post offices, there are 23,790 post offices in the country, of which 1,173 are staffed by full-time civil servants. I regret that information regarding the average turnover at sub-post offices of various types is not readily available and could only be ascertained by the expenditure of an inordinate amount of labour.