§ MR. JOYCE (Limerick)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he has received an application from the inhabitants of the parish of St. John's, in the city of Limerick, which is a thickly populated portion of the city, asking him if he would establish a branch post office in the parish, at Broad Street, as they complain of the danger of posting letters in the pillar box, as lighted matches have from time to time been thrown into it; and, seeing that there is also a demand for stamps and postal orders, which cannot be got nearer than half a mile, whether he will accede to the application.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
The Postmaster General has to-day received the application to which the hon. Member refers. From the preliminary inquiries that have been made it does not appear that there is any case for establishing a post office in Broad Street, Limerick; but the inquiries will be pursued, and the Postmaster General's decision shall be conveyed to the hon. Member.