HC Deb 30 January 1962 vol 652 cc867-8
1. Mr. Holland

asked the Postmaster-General what improvements he is effecting to benefit both the staff and the general public in Acton Sub-district Post Office.

The Assistant Postmaster-General (Miss Mervyn Pike)

The counter was extended in 1960, but, unfortunately, we cannot improve things further in the present building. For some time we have been trying to obtain suitable accommodation elsewhere for a larger public office, and so to make room for improving the sorting office.

Mr. Holland

I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. Would she not agree that the bustling, modern community that is Acton and the efficient and hardworking post office team we have there both merit something rather better than the converted poor law institution that the post office now occupies, and would she move with even more urgency to find a new, modern building which would not only be attractive to the public but provide cleaner, lighter, more healthy and convenient surroundings for the staff?

Miss Pike

I appreciate how inefficient and unsatisfactory the present building is, and we are looking with great urgency at the possibility of remedying the situation as soon as possible.