HC Deb 10 August 1909 vol 9 c380W

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that old age pensions are paid through the post offices, he will take steps to abolish the carrying on of post offices on licensed premises in Ireland, or make a definite and binding rule that in no case will a licensed person be appointed postmaster or sub-postmaster, and that in no case will old age pensions be paid in post offices situate on licensed premises?


Post offices are not established on licensed premises if other suitable arrangements are reasonably possible. To lay down an absolute rule, such as that suggested by the hon. Member would result in subjecting the public, and in particular a considerable number of old age pensioners, to grave inconvenience.