Mobile Postal Service

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th July 1967.

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Photo of Mr James Dempsey Mr James Dempsey , Coatbridge and Airdrie 12:00 am, 13th July 1967

asked the Postmaster-General if he will provide a mobile postal service in areas which qualify under his criteria for sub-post offices, which he is unable to provide due to lack of suitable available accommodation.

Photo of Mr Joseph Slater Mr Joseph Slater , Sedgefield

No, Sir. This would not be a satisfactory way to provide counter services.

Photo of Mr James Dempsey Mr James Dempsey , Coatbridge and Airdrie

is my hon. Friend aware that some business proprietors are giving up sub-post offices and, as there are no alternative business means of providing the service, whole housing areas have been bereft of these services? Would it not be a convenience to bankers and others if some mobile units were put into operation?

Photo of Mr Joseph Slater Mr Joseph Slater , Sedgefield

Our three mobile services are designed to provide a limited service at, for example, agricultural shows and similar events, but to give them a further liability would not be in the interests of the Post Office service.