HC Deb 26 February 1906 vol 152 cc800-1

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether the post office at Ballacolla, Queen's County, is situated on licensed premises; and, if so, is such in accordance with the Post Office Regulations; and what steps he proposes taking in the matter.


The sub-postmaster of Ballacolla, who was appointed in 1887, holds a licence, but the part of the premises used for the post office has a separate entrance, and is completely cut off from the public house. I am informed that the work is carried on in a satisfactory manner. There is a general rule that post offices are not to be situated on licensed premises, but it is sometimes necessary to make exceptions to this rule, and in the circumstances described I do not propose to take any steps in the matter.

MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)

Have any inquiries been made with a view to securing more suitable premises?


I have not made any with regard to this particular case.