§ Mr. HEALY
asked the Postmaster-General if his attention has been called to an advertisement issued by the Ministry of Finance of Northern Ireland inviting tenders for the painting required at the Londonderry post office; if his Department has sanctioned this advertisement, in view of the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, which reserved to this House the postal service in Northern Ireland?
§ Mr. JOWETT
I have been asked to answer this question. The responsibility for the maintenance of post offices in Northern Ireland rests with my Department, but an arrangement has been made whereby the actual execution of work is carried out by the Works Department of the Ministry of Finance of Northern Ireland as an agency service.