§ MR. PATRICK M'HUGH
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the Postmaster General has yet decided on a site for the proposed new post office in Sligo; how long have the Post Office authorities been inquiring and inspecting in regard to a site for said office; and will provision been made in the Estimates for the building of the proposed new post office premises in Sligo?
§ MR. HANBURY
The Postmaster General regrets that he has not yet been able to obtain a site for a new post office at Sligo. In response to advertisements issued nearly two years ago, several offers have been received and considered, but none of them have proved to be in all respects suitable. None is to be obtained in the centre of the town at a cost which the Department would be justified in entertaining; and one in Wine Street, which could be obtained at a moderate price, is objected to by the Municipal Council as not being sufficiently central. Under these circumstances it would not be in accordance with the usual practice to make any specific provision for the building in the Estimates for 1897–98.