§ Sir Knox Cunningham
asked the Postmaster-General if he will reconsider the petition sent to him by residents in the Parkgate area of County Antrim requesting that a sub-post office be set up or that a method of paying pensions and allowances through a Post Office representative be started at Parkgate for one hour on one day in the week; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Benn
I have reconsidered this matter; but I am afraid that I should not be justified in adopting either of the arrangements to which the hon. and learned Member refers. It might, however, help the hon. and learned Member's constituents to know that any pensioners who find the journey to the nearest sub-post office too difficult can nominate a friend or some other person to collect their pensions for them.