§ MR. CAREW (Kildare, N.)
asked the Postmaster General, What is the reason of the delay in providing better accommodation for the post office business at Carlow; whether representations have been made by the Town Commissioners and traders of the town to the effect that the present post office building is wholly unsuited to the requirements of the district; and, whether those representations have been admitted by the Inspector of the Post Office; and, if so, when steps will be taken to provide increased accommodation?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. PLUNKET) (Dublin University)
said, the Postmaster General, who was on a Committee, had asked him to answer the Question. It was true that representations had been re-received from Carlow as to the need of better accommodation for the post office business in that town. It had not been possible as yet to complete inquiries; but no time would be lost in doing so, and in coming to a decision on the subject.
§ MR. CLANCY (Dublin Co, N.)
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman, whether it has not already taken about a year to get to the present state of the negotiations; and whether it always takes a year to complete the purchase of a site?