MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the great inconvenience caused by the closing of the entrance door leading from the public street to the office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, Custom House, Dublin; whether be is aware that, since the closing of this entry, the office can only be reached by a circuitous way up and down stairs and through long passages, involving considerable loss of time; and if he will, in the interest of the public, take, into consideration the desirability of having this entrance door kept open during the office hours?
SIR J. T. HIBBERT
I am informed that, though some slight inconvenience may have been caused by the step referred to, it can hardly be called serious, and it affects only a very limited number of persons. If the door were kept open during office hours it would necessitate the employment of an extra 1574 porter for this purpose only, and the advantage to be gained would scarcely justify the expense.