§ Mr. WIGNALL
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the consideration of the accommodation at Lydney Post Office has been under discussion for 10 years; the number of the officials of the Office of Works who have visited the office and prepared plans during this time and the cost of travelling and maintenance expenses; and what is the reason for withholding the issue of tenders for the repairs and extension of the building, especially in view of the serious nature of the many medical reports during the past decade?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
As a result of the financial conditions arising out of78W the War, there has been some delay in carrying out the complete scheme for the reconstruction of the Lydney Post Office. A first instalment, which comprised the enlargement of the public office was, however, completed last year; and a further instalment involving an extension of the sorting office and the provision of new sanitary accommodation will, subject to Treasury sanction, be carried out this year. Meanwhile tenders have been invited for the relaying of the drains as an urgent measure. As regards the second part of his question, perhaps the hon. Member would address the Office of Works.