Brentwood (Dunton Caravan Site)

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th November 1966.

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Photo of Mr Eric Moonman Mr Eric Moonman , Billericay 12:00 am, 30th November 1966

asked the Postmaster-General if he will make provision for the residents on the Dunton Caravan Site, Brentwood, to have their mail delivered individually instead of by the existing method.

Photo of Mr Joseph Slater Mr Joseph Slater , Sedgefield

Yes, Sir; the new arrangements will start on 5th December.

Photo of Mr Eric Moonman Mr Eric Moonman , Billericay

I thank my hon. Friend for that statement, which will be regarded in the constituency as a victory for common sense. Would he explain the delivery arrangements which will be undertaken and consider further the possibility of an inquiry into other semi-rural and rural areas to see whether the same problem arises because of the archaic system of delivery?

Photo of Mr Joseph Slater Mr Joseph Slater , Sedgefield

As in many other similar localities, this is what is happening. So far as the residents might have to change from Brentwood to Basildon addresses the arrangements in this area are under review and such a change might be found to be necessary.