HC Deb 02 August 1897 vol 52 cc95-6
MR. J. LOWLES (Shoreditch, Haggerston)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether Dr. Corfield's Report on Post Office Establishments will be laid upon the Table of the House before its Adjournment?


Dr. Corfield's Report on the sanitary condition of the General Post Office East (not on Post Office Establishments) was made at the request of Lord Tweedmouth's Committee and by desire of the Postmaster General to enable him to determine whether that Office did or did not afford sanitary accommodation for the large stair employed in it. In accordance with Dr. Corfield's recommendations, steps are being taken to remove a large portion of the work to another building with a view to the reconstruction—so soon as circumstances will permit—of the entire building. Every effort is being made to do this with as little delay as possible; and in the meanwhile the Postmaster General is of opinion that it is not necessary—as it would certainly be unusual—to lay the Report itself on the Table of the House.