HC Deb 30 June 1915 vol 72 cc1807-8

asked the Postmaster General whether it is usual to establish a sub-post office in a house condemned by the local council on behalf of the public as unsuitable and unsuitably situated and held only by a caretaker's tenure; will he state what his officers find the cubic feet of air space to be in the business part and in the living part, respectively, of the house so used in Collinstown, Westmeath, and whether premises with that air space are approved for post offices in this country; if he will explain why the Dublin postal authorities, having first approved the most suitable house in the village for this business, offered to the present sub-postmistress and still available to her, after-wards withdrew their approval and required her to go into the condemned house; will he say on whose information the contrary assertion is based; and at whose instance he threatens to dismiss the most satifactory sub-postmistress unless she lives and works in a house condemned by the local public?


My right hon. Friend has made inquiry and finds that the present premises are the best which the sub-postmistress can secure. He has not threatened to dismiss her.