§ 78. Sir HAROLD ELVERSTON
asked the Postmaster-General whether rent is paid by the Department for any of the buildings it occupies when those buildings are the property of the Government; and, if no rent is paid, what would the approximate rent of such buildings amount to?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
Post Office buildings which are the property of the Government are generally the property of the Postmaster-General. In the few cases in which the Post Office is housed in buildings belonging to other Government Departments, no rent is paid, the general rule of Government being against such payments, but credit is taken by those Departments in the Estimates under the head of Services rendered.
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
Where the Post Office is housed by other Departments, it is to be found in the Estimates.