§ MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Post master General, whether his official information shows that the post office building at Lerwick is in an insanitary condition, having little light and ventilation, and only lavatory accommodation consisting of an apartment about three feet square for the use of a mixed staff of persons; and, whether steps can be taken to make the necessary alterations.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
The post office at Lerwick, which was provided in 1878 and enlarged in 1889, is now too small for the work, and as the building is not capable of adequate enlargement in quiries are being made for a, suitable site for the erection of a new building. The Postmaster General is not aware that the present office is insanitary; but inquiry shall be made.* See page 58.