HC Deb 11 April 1918 vol 104 c1613
10. Mr. FIELD

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he can state the cause of delay in rebuilding the General Post Office, Dublin; and whether it is intended to commence the work at once?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Illingworth)

As I have previously explained to the hon. Member, the whole question is a very complicated one. Progress in negotiations is being made as expeditiously as possible; but it may be assumed that it will be impracticable to -commence building operations during the War.


Is there any hope of commencing these operations within a reasonable time — because there is a good deal of dissatisfaction about it?


It depends how long the War lasts. I do not think it is possible at all to make a commencement while the War lasts.