§ MR. MURPHY (Kerry, E.)
To ask the Postmaster-General why notes issued by the Bank of Ireland are not accepted in payment by the post offices in England; and if he is prepared to make a regulation on the subject by which Irish visitors would be spared the inconvenience resulting from this practice.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) Irish bank notes are not in general circulation in England, and if accepted at an English post office, the postmaster would have difficulty in disposing of them. I cannot see my way to direct any alteration of practice.