HC Deb 07 April 1910 vol 16 cc770-1W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the present post office in Carlow is too small for the business, every day increasing, which has to be transacted in it, and from a sanitary point of view is injurious to the health of the staff engaged there; whether he will take steps to have an office provided suitable to the requirements of the business and health of the staff, and central for the convenience of the people of the town; and if his attention has been called to this matter on several occasions by the Carlow Urban District Council?


My predecessor's attention was called to the case by the Carlow Urban District Council, and that body has lately repeated its request for a new office. The Carlow head post office is held by the Crown on a lease for thirty or fifty years from 1889. It is central, and its sanitary condition is not considered unsatisfactory, but more space is required, and the matter is receiving attention. The building will be improved so as to meet all objections, but the provision of an entirely new building could not be justified.