§ MR. FIELD
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he will state the number of Post Office women clerks serving in London who, during each of the last five years, desired a transfer to Dublin and who had their names entered in the Post Office books in London for this purpose; and the number of vacancies during each of the last five years in the clerical staff of women clerks in Dublin.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The particulars desired by the hon. Member are as follows:—
amount of the Post Office Savings Bank withdrawals in Ireland during the year ended 31st December, 1906, was £2,209,846, and that of this amount only £144,000, or less than one-fifteenth of the whole, was withdrawn on demand in sums of £1 and under, he will explain how the inconvenience caused to Irish depositors by the present arrangement of keeping the Irish savings bank accounts in London has been much diminished by the system of withdrawal on demand for sums not exceeding £1.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I am afraid I have nothing to add to the replies which I have already given to my hon. friend's previous Questions on these subjects.