HC Deb 14 December 1908 vol 198 c1278

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if it is the intention to abolish the dual system in Dublin as recommended by the Hobhouse Committee; can he say if the recommendations of the Committee regarding the confining of the day's duty to within a period of twelve hours will be carried out at that office; and, in view of the statement made on behalf of the Department before the Hobhouse Commission that a large sum of money had been expended in abolishing split duties in London, if he will say what sum, if any, has been up to the present spent in pursuit of the same object in Dublin.


It is not proposed to abolish the dual system at Dublin. It is necessary there for the due disposal of the work. A revision of the indoor force at Dublin is now under consideration, and care will be taken to confine the attendances as far as possible, within a period of twelve hours in accordance with the Parliamentary Committee's recommendation. I am unable to give details of expenditure incurred for the purpose of reducing the number of split duties at Dublin; but the hon. Member may rest assured that I shall carry out that policy as far as practicable.