§ MR. ARTHUR J. MOORE
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he can state how long the position of Postmaster of Limavady has been vacant and for what reason, and whether the Department are paying the late postmaster a rent for the present post office premises; and whether, seeing that such premises are small and ill-ventilated, and unsuitable for the requirements of the locality, the Department will take steps to appoint a postmaster and supply proper accommodation for the public.
§ MR. HANBURY
The postmastership of Limavady has been vacant since 1st November, 1899. The delay in filling the vacancy has been caused by necessary inquiries as to a revision of the arrangements for carrying on the work of the office, and inquiries with a view to finding the most suitable candidate to fill the vacancy. A rent is being paid to the late postmaster for the use of his premises. The vacancy will be filled on the earliest possible date, and one of the conditions of the appointment will be that the candidate provides accommodation for the work of the office.
MR. T. M. HEALY
IS it not the case that all the north of Ireland is up in arms if a Catholic postmaster is appointed?
§ [No answer was given.]