§ MR. NANNETTI
To ask the Postmaster-General the number of town sub-offices in the Dublin postal district; the gross amount paid last year to the sub-postmasters in charge of these offices; the gross amount paid last year by said sub-postmasters out of their salaries to the postal and telegraph clerks engaged in duty at these offices; the gross amount paid last year by said sub-postmasters for office rent, stationery, twine, and other requisites absolutely necessary for the transaction of the duties of the offices under their control; and the average salary of sub-postmasters in the Dublin district after cost of assistants, rent of offices, and other necessary expenses have been deducted.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) There are sixty-eight town sub-offices in Dublin where the sub-postmasters out of their salaries and commissions provide the staff, accommodation, stationery,etc, necessary for the transaction of post office business. The gross amount paid last year to these sub-postmasters was £5,734, but I am unable to say how much of that was disbursed in staff, rent, and other expenses. As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, these sub-postmasters also carrry on a private business, in which the post office assistants in many cases take part.