asked the Postmaster-General whether he will extend the London postal district area to include the Urban District of Enfield.
No, Sir, and I regret that under existing manpower conditions it is not practicable to provide additional postal facilities for the area named.
Is my right hon. Friend aware that Enfield is within 12 miles of Charing Cross and that it would be very reasonable to bring it into the London postal district and thus improve the facilities there, in view of the fact that the urban area extends from London beyond Enfield and that the manufacturers in the district are severely handicapped at the present time?
We had those facts in mind, of course, when we came to the present conclusion.