HC Deb 30 May 1907 vol 175 cc55-6
MR. MOORE (Armagh, N.)

To ask the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the present post office premises in Castleblayney were recently bought by a Protestant named Gray in competition with the chairman of the local branch of the United Irish League; that the League has now brought pressure on the postal authorities to change the site of the post office and to purchase a site belonging to a Roman Catholic and in the occupation of a Protestant watchmaker called Flemming; that Flemming has now received notice to quit; will he say, in view of the fact that the postmistress is the wife of the chairman of the branch of the league in question, if her reports on the matter were acted on by the postal authorities; and if, having regard to the fact that Flemming can get no other premises in Castleblayney adequate for his business, the postal authorities will see that he is compensated for the loss of his business if the proposed purchase is carried out.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I am not aware of the circumstances, but I will have inquiry made and inform the hon. Member of the result.