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Office, Londonderry (Counter Duties)

Volume 245: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1930

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asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that at the general post office, Londonderry, one counter clerk is expected to take in parcels, sell postage stamps, sell insurance stamps, accept documents for stamping, and sort and deliver private box and callers' letters; and, seeing that for one clerk to exercise these functions involves undue fatigue to him and delay to customers of the post office, will he take steps to remedy this state of affairs?

I am having inquiry made into the matter and will communicate with the hon. Member.

Is the hon. Member aware that the recent reductions in the Post Office have been condemned by the Chamber of Commerce, the local newspapers, and the representatives of the Post Office workers?

I will see that the points raised by the hon. Member are taken into consideration when the reply to the original question is prepared.