HC Deb 23 June 1899 vol 73 cc446-7
MR. TUITE (Westmeath, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether any arrangement can be made by which the immediate withdrawal of money by a Post Office Savings Bank depositor could be effected by a service message without imposing the cost of a telegram on the depositor.


The Savings Bank does not pay its way already, and there seems no reason why the cost of the telegrams should be borne by the Post Office instead of by the depositor who desires to withdraw money without waiting to give notice in the usual way. Since the arrangements were made in 1893 the withdrawals on same or next day have risen from 49,000 to 152,000.