§ Sir CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked when it is proposed to begin work on the new post office at Devonport; when the work will be completed; and whether the Postmaster-General is aware that the walls of the present building are cracking and the structure has to be shored up in places to guard against accident?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. Harcourt)
It is anticipated that the work of extension to the post office at Devonport will be commenced at the end of the present year, and that the premises may be ready for occupation by the end of 1911. The crack in the wall of 567 the present building was observed during last year, and inspections were made periodically to see if it extended. It was considered necessary in December to buttress the wall, in order to make the building secure, by means of timber shoring; this was done at once, and no further extension of the crack is anticipated.