HC Deb 04 April 1898 vol 56 cc36-7

On behalf of the hon. Member for Cork (Mr. MAURICE HEALY), I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the Vote for the Post Office in the Estimates this year includes any sum for carrying out the alterations and additions to the Cork Post Office; and when it is expected that the works will be commenced?


The Post Office Estimates for the ensuing financial year include provision for the purchase of some of the interests in the properties which are being acquired for the enlargement of the head post office at Cork. As, however, owing to legal difficulties, it has not yet been practicable to obtain possession, no provision for building has been made in the estimates of the Board of Public Works, and it is not possible to state at present when the works will be commenced.