MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether, seeing that the Irish Money Order (Post Office) Accounts are kept in Dublin, he will explain in what respect it would be less convenient to have Irish savings bank and postal order accounts kept also in Dublin.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
The chief inconvenience which would arise from keeping Irish Savings Bank accounts in Dublin, while dealing with the English and Scotch accounts in London, would be that there would be trouble and delay in making deposits and withdrawals at post offices in England and Scotland in respect of accounts opened in Ireland, and vice versa. The postal order accounts between the Postmaster General and postmasters in Ireland, like the similar money order 948 accounts, are already kept at Dublin; but, inasmuch as the postal orders circulating in the three kingdoms are of a uniform series, they must all be issued from London, and the paid orders must be finally checked there.