HC Deb 04 July 1906 vol 160 c57

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if his attention has been called to the scenes enacted at the public counter of the Belfast Post Office on the 23rd ultimo, when the men of the 4th battalion Royal Irish Rifles blocked the counter, owing to the failure to have adequate provision made for the payment of their money orders, members of the Royal Irish Constabulary who were called in were totally unfit to cope with the disturbance, and public business had to be suspended for upwards of one hour; and will steps be taken to avoid a failure of this description in future.


I am inquiring into the facts, and will communicate with the hon. Member.