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Volume 463: debated on Thursday 14 April 1949

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asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of his policy of abolishing sub-post offices in the London area, it is also his intention to abolish sub-post offices in Edinburgh and other Scottish cities and substitute in place thereof a limited number of Crown Offices.

It is not the policy of the Post Office to abolish sub-post offices in London or elsewhere, but, in accordance with long-standing practice, a limited number of such offices will be replaced by Crown offices where the amount of business transacted is large enough to warrant that course, with a view to giving improved service to the public.