HC Deb 11 February 1908 vol 183 c1512
MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether Edgeworthstown post office is about to be made a sub-office instead of, as for years, being head office of the Granard district; if so, on what grounds this change is being made; is any reduction in staff contemplated; and will full inquiry be made before the change takes place.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) After very full consideration I have decided to reduce Edgeworthstown to the rank of a sub-office. The change is purely an administrative measure in order to improve control and organisation. One of the Edgeworthstown officers will be transferred to Longford to meet the increase of work there consequent on the change. The alteration will not in any way impair the existing postal facilities of the district.