HC Deb 15 July 1901 vol 97 c450

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that the building at present used as a post office at Ballyshannon, county Donegal, is inadequate for the purpose, the space allotted to the public being only four feet by nine; and whether, having regard to the fact that of late years the postal traffic at Ballyshannon has increased, the Postmaster General will consider the desirability of acquiring a more commodious building or site for a post office in a central part of the town.


The sub-post office at Ballyshannon is provided by the sub-postmaster, and the space allotted to the public is about as stated; but it appears that there is rarely more than one person at the counter at a time, and no case of overcrowding has been observed. The situation is fairly central In connection with a revision of the sub-postmaster's salary and allowances, which is now under consideration, the question of requiring him to improve the office accommodation will be considered; but the amount of the business is too small to warrant the Department in entertaining any question of providing a separate building for the purpose.