§ MR. FIELD
To ask the Postmaster-General whether, seeing that the British postal orders paid in Ireland amount approximately to less than 5 per cent. of the total orders paid there, and vice versa, and that it would be more economical to have all the details of Irish postal order work checked in Ireland, he will consider the advisability of issuing Irish orders with a separate series of numbers and a distinctive colour in the printing, and have all the details checked in Dublin instead of in London, as at present.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I am not able to confirm the figure given by the hon. Member, and I am not aware upon what he bases it. The issue of a separate series of postal orders for Ireland would considerably complicate the work- 580 ing of the system and interfere with its simplicity without securing any corresponding advantage.