§ MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he will state, the respective total amounts of postal orders issued and paid in Ireland and in Great Britain for the last period for which the figures are available; and what percentage of the Irish payments was composed of postal orders issued at post offices in Great Britain, and vice versa.
§ (Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The total values of the postal orders issued during the financial year 1905–6, the latest period for which the figures are available, were £36,239,000 and£l,780,000 in Great Britain and Ireland respectively. During the same period the payments of postal orders amounted to £37,212,000 and £1,646,000. No record is kept of the payment in Ireland of orders issued at post offices in Great Britain or vice versa.