§ Mr. PERKINS
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the village post office at East Boldre, Hants, was in September last accidentally damaged by a British aeroplane; that the building is still partly unroofed and that no steps have been taken to repair it; and whether, in view of the fact that elderly people have been living under tarpaulins in the house since the accident and that considerable postal business is transacted in the building, he will at once take steps to have the roof repaired without waiting longer for ascertainment of the liability of the Department responsible?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
The facts are as stated, except that the incident occurred on the 24th October last, not in September. The premises are provided by the sub-postmaster, as is usual in the case of country post offices, and I am not officially concerned in the matter. I am informed that the sub-postmaster's landlord placed himself in communication with the military authorities, that terms have now been arranged, and that the repairs are about to be put in hand.