HC Deb 17 April 1896 vol 39 c1160
MR. J. JORDAN (Fermanagh, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he is aware that the post office in Enniskillen is a small house, into which are crowded the post office, the telegraph office, the parcel post, and the postmaster and his family; that there is but one small and ill-fitted office for the receipt and delivery of letters, the sale of stamps, the transmission of telegrams, the savings bank, the receipt of and delivery of parcels, and the payment of public money to pensioners; that the offices are badly lit and ventilated; that there is general complaint in reference to the thick and suffocating atmosphere in the office on busy days; that there is but one small door for the ingress and egress of the public and employés, and for the transaction of all the business of the office; that there is no accommodation for postmen and telegraphic messengers other than the public street, even in winter weather; that even the postmaster's office is but a dark and dismal small apartment; and that 21 employés, male and female, and eight members of the postmaster's family, with servants, 29 to 31 in all, are compelled daily to occupy this house; and is it the intention of the Postmaster General and Department, in view of the well-being of their employés and the accommodation of the public, still to continue these premises as a post office?


The hon. Member's Question is an exact repetition of one that he put to me on the 25th of February last, and I must refer him to my answer on that occasion.