§ MR. SCHWANN
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that the British Postal Medical Officers' Association has recently issued a statement in which it is contended that sanitary defects in post offices, when reported upon by them, in many cases remain unremedied; and whether, in view of the fact that the Tweedmouth Committee expressed its opinion that the demands of the medical officers should be carried out, the Postmaster General will direct the Office of Works to carry this injunction into effect.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
The Postmaster General is aware of the statement referred to. Every report by a local medical officer on the sanitary condition of a post office is fully investigated, and, if alleged defects are confirmed, remedies, as far as practicable, are 838 applied. The opinion quoted was not expressed by the Tweedmouth Committee, but appears in a statement put in by the medical officers themselves before the Committee. No good reason is seen for changing the present practice in this respect.