§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been drawn to the sanitary condition of the postal telegraph office at 10 Oxford Street, W.; whether he is aware that the water has oozed through the ceilings to the discomfort of the staff and the public who transact business at the counter; and, if so, whether he will state when the lease of the premises will expire.
(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) The sanitary condition of the branch post office at 10 Oxford Street is 141 generally satisfactory, though the accommodation is admittedly small. The leakage referred to was caused by injury to a water pipe, which was repaired as soon as possible. The lease of the premises expired at Christmas last, and the occupation is being continued temporarily pending the completion of arrangements for a removal to No. 70.