§ MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether, in view of the complaints from Dr. Henry, of the Gaelic Association, London, as to the non-delivery for six or seven days, in the county of Sligo, of letters and postcards addressed in Irish, he will consider the advisability of insisting on persons obtaining Post Office appointments in Ireland having some knowledge of the Irish language.
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN, Worcestershire, E.)
In my opinion there is no sufficient reason for requiring a knowledge of the Irish language from entrants into the Post Office service in Ireland.
§ [No answer was returned.]