HC Deb 12 March 1888 vol 323 c869
MR. D. SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether it is the case that Sub-Postmasters in Ireland have to provide the fittings of their offices out of their small salaries; and. whether it is the fact that they have also to provide the stationery, &c. required for their offices; and, if so, will any steps be taken to remedy this unfair treatment of the Sub-Postmasters?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

Every Sub-Postmaster is required to provide an office, with such fittings as are necessary—usually costing very little—as a condition of his appointment, and Sub-Postmasters in Ireland hold their situations precisely upon the same terms in this respect, and are paid upon the same scale, as Sub-Postmasters in England and Scotland. I will make inquiry into the subject raised by the hon. Member's second Question, and shall be glad if I can relieve Sub-Postmasters from such payments in case they appear to amount to an appreciable sum.