Drive-in Post Offices

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 Gwilym Roberts Mr Gwilym Roberts , Bedfordshire South 12:00 am, 13th July 1967

asked the Postmaster-General what plans he has for developing drive-in post offices; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Joseph Slater Mr Joseph Slater , Sedgefield

There is a drive-in post office in Leicester and a suite of self-service machines for motorists in Luton, but we have no plans for extending this type of service.

Photo of Mr Gwilym Roberts Mr Gwilym Roberts , Bedfordshire South

Would not my hon. Friend agree that there is an urgent need to extend 24-hour self-service facilities? Does he not feel that drive-in arrangements have a contribution to make in this direction?

Photo of Mr Joseph Slater Mr Joseph Slater , Sedgefield

These installations are expensive in relation to the service they provide and we would find it difficult to justify the provision of such facilities.