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Transfer Of Irish Savings Bank Work To Dublin

Volume 181: debated on Friday 23 August 1907

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To ask the Postmaster-General whether, seeing that the late Government would have transferred the Irish Savings Bank work from London to Dublin, he will now say why the Irish Savings Bank accounts are still kept in London.

To ask the Postmaster-General whether, seeing that a number of Post Office Savings Bank women clerks were asked, some time before the present Government came into office, whether they would serve in Dublin, and that the annual number of vacancies in the clerical staff of women clerks in Dublin does not amount to more than one or two, he will say how many of such clerks were so asked and what was the reason for asking them.

To ask the Postmaster-General whether, notwithstanding official denials, numbers of complaints are received every quarter from depositors in Ireland in respect to the inconvenience caused to them by the rule which requires that their deposit books shall be sent to London on each occasion of a withdrawal on demand; and whether he will now give the approximate quarterly average number of such complaints. (Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I am sorry that I can add nothing to the replies which I have given to my hon. friend's previous Questions upon this subject.