§ MR. CULLINAN (Tipperary, S.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the Golden, county Tipperary, sub-post office was forcibly entered, and a considerable sum of money stolen therefrom, on the night of the 13th instant; and whether, in view of this and cases of a similar character, he can see his way to providing sub-offices with suitable safes.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton
I am aware that the office in question was recently forcibly entered and that a small sum of money was stolen. The matter is being investigated by the police. At offices of the class of Golden a safe is not generally needed, but if one be really necessary it should be provided by the sub-postmaster, whose salary and commissions are fixed on the understanding that he will arrange for the proper custody of official money.
§ MR. CULLINAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether any clue has as yet been obtained to lead to the detection of the burglars who forcibly entered and took a considerable sum of money from the Golden, county Tipperary, sub-post office on the night of the 13th instant; whether the police patrolled the streets that night and at what hours; or whether the police were engaged at that time, under orders, patrolling the river banks acting in the capacity of water bailiffs.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
No clue has yet been obtained to the perpetrators of the outrage. The case is still under investigation. The police were on duty in the streets at various hours during the night. They do not act in the capacity of water bailiffs.