HC Deb 24 July 1873 vol 217 cc911-2

asked the Postmaster General, If he is aware that there are still great complaints as to the inefficiency in the delivery department of the Glasgow Post Office; if it is with his sanction that boys of sixteen are employed in the service; and, if it be the fact, that the increase of staff stated by the new Postmaster to be necessary to make the service efficient, has been only partially conceded?


So far, Sir, from its being known that great complaints are still made, a Report from the Postmaster of Glasgow was received only yesterday, stating that the new arrangements are working well and giving full satisfaction to the public. Youths of 16 years of age are employed in the Post Office Service, as they have been for 50 years past, if not longer. [Mr. ANDER- sox: In the delivery of letters?] I am unable to state. The staff of the Glasgow Post Office has been increased to the full extent asked for.