§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he can state under what circumstances the exhibition of a sign showing that telegraph business is conducted at town sub-post offices has been discontinued in Belfast.
§ CAPTAIN NORTON (for Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON)
It was decided in 1905 to discontinue in general the supply of notice plates indicating the various classes of business transacted at post offices, as it was found that such plates had ceased, except in cases where the circumstances are abnormal, to serve any very useful purpose. Window notices are in use in all offices. Existing plates, however, were to be allowed to remain, and this course, I understand, is followed at Belfast.