Building, Victoria Street (Use)

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th May 1954.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich 12:00 am, 12th May 1954

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether the building to be erected on the north side of Christ-church Green, Victoria Street, is to be used solely as a telephone exchange.

Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

No, Sir; the building will also include a public post office but will be used entirely for Post Office purposes.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

When the hon. Gentleman says "public post office," does he mean merely for handing stuff over the counter and that it will not become a general post office with a large number of post office vans outside?

Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

No, Sir. It will be a public Crown office.

Photo of Mr William Williams Mr William Williams , Droylsden

I hope that the Assistant Postmaster-General will not take it from the Question that any place is suitable for a post office. We want very good premises and the best facilities possible?

Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

The right hon. Gentleman's point was that the place was not suitable for a post office.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

No, Sir. On a point of explanation, is not the Assistant Postmaster-General aware that I resent the place being used for either a post office or a telephone exchange? If it must be so used, we must at least avoid adding to the congestion of traffic which is already absolutely insufferable.

Photo of Mr William Williams Mr William Williams , Droylsden

Will the Assistant Postmaster-General take good care not to have my right hon. Friend as a consultant or adviser on this matter?