§ Mr. THOMAS-STANFORD
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the accommodation provided at the York Place sub-post office, Brighton, is inadequate to the requirements of the neighbourhood; that the space available for postal business measures only 12 ft. by 10 ft., the portion open to the public being only 7 ft. by 7 ft.; that this small area is continually congested by persons 621W seeking to do business at the counter; and that, owing to the consequent closeness of the atmosphere, the postal employés work in conditions which would not be permitted in any ordinary business; and whether he will take steps to provide sufficient and more suitable accommodation?622W
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
The premises are provided by the sub-postmistress, not by me. She also provides the staff to work the office. I do not think the facts of the case are such that I should be justified in calling upon her to provide better premises, or—as an alternative—in closing the office.