HC Deb 22 February 1900 vol 79 cc811-2

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that inconvenience is caused to depositors in the Post Office Savings Bank in Ireland by reason of the fact that applications for withdrawals have to be made to London; and whether the Postmaster General can so arrange for withdrawals to be sanctioned by the Secretary to the Postmaster General, Dublin.


In most cases there is little, if any, greater delay in withdrawing money under the present system than if such withdrawal could be sanctioned from Dublin, instead of from London. On the other hand, if the Irish savings bank accounts were kept at Dublin, money could no longer with equal facility be deposited in or withdrawn from these accounts at the post offices in England or Scotland; and the loss of this convenience would give rise to much dissatisfaction.