HC Deb 19 March 1907 vol 171 c679

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he would consider the advisability of making Dublin the head office for Ireland, as far as the Post Office Savings Bank is concerned, owing to the delay occasioned to parties living in rural districts, having only one daily delivery of letters, having to wait about five days, when they wish to withdraw money from the Post Office, before they get a reply from London, and also as it would be the means of giving more employment to Post Office officials in Ireland.


The question whether it would be advisable to transfer to Dublin the administration of the Irish business of the Post Office Savings Bank has been considered on several occasions, and it has been found that there is greater administrative convenience and economy in keeping the Savings Bank accounts at a single centre. The hon. Member has no doubt not overlooked the fact that withdrawals up to £1 may be made at any Post Office Savings Bank in the United Kingdom without previous notice.