COLONEL THE O'GORMAN MAHON (Carlow)
asked the Postmaster General. Whether his attention has been directed to the character and condition of the post office in the town of Carlow; whether representations have been made by the Town Commissioners and by the traders of Carlow to the effect that the present post office building there is totally unsuited to the requirements of the district; and whether the Inspector of the post office has expressed his concurrence in those representations; and, if so, whether steps will be taken to provide, without delay, the increased accommodation necessary?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)
Better accommodation is required for the Post Office business at Carlow. For some time past the Postmaster has been looking out for other premises, but, hitherto, without success. It is now under consideration whether the present office cannot be adequately enlarged and improved at a moderate expense.
§ MR. CLANCY (Dublin Co., N.)
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Postmaster has only to cross to the opposite side of the street to find ample accommodation?
§ MR. RAIKES
I understand some accommodation may be obtained in Carlow, but at a price entirely out of the question for the Post Office to agree with.