HC Deb 07 March 1898 vol 54 c850
DR. R. AMBROSE (Mayo, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he would cause inquiry to be made as regards the present post office at Castle-bar; whether he is aware that the present office is only 12 feet by 14 feet in size, in which 14 officials are employed, without any sanitary arrangements whatsoever; and if he will have this state of things remedied?


The hon. Member has himself given two different measurements of this office—both of which very much understate the actual area. The post office at Castlebar is stated to measure about 20 feet by 14 feet, and the whole staff numbers 16 persons, including two town postmen, six rural postmen, and one telegraph messenger, who are only in the office at intervals. There is sanitary accommodation on the premises of the kind usual in houses of the same class. A proposal for providing a new Crown post office at Castlebar is now under consideration.