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Mowmacre Hill, Leicester

Volume 643: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1961

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asked the Postmaster-General whether he has studied the Petition, presented by the hon. Member for Leicester, North-West on behalf of the residents of Mowmacre Hill, Leicester, relating to the urgent need of proper post office facilities there; and whether he will now meet the difficulties of the aged and other persons in receipt of pensions and allowances by granting their request for such facilities.

As the hon. Member knows, my right hon. Friend has given this matter careful consideration on several occasions. He is sorry that he cannot do as the hon. Member asks.

Apparently it is not possible to convince the hon. Lady that this is necessary. However, may I ask her once again to consider the fact that there are old people who are becoming very desperate about their position? They do not have the amenities which should be available to them. What is asked for in the Question would cost very little and would serve a very valuable purpose when building is extended in the area. Surely she must do something about this.

I assure the hon. Gentleman that I have given this question my fullest and most sympathetic consideration.