HC Deb 08 August 1881 vol 264 c1200

asked the Postmaster General, Whether his attention has been drawn to a meeting of the Cork telegraph clerks, held on Saturday the 2nd July, the object of which was to act in conjunction with the clerks at the various offices throughout the United Kingdom; whether the postmaster of the Cork office, upon seeing a report of the proceedings of the meeting in the Cork papers on Monday the 4th instant, gave instructions that any clerk who had taken a prominent part in the meeting should not be engaged in the performance of special or relief duties, which involve extra pay; and, whether it is with his sanction that these instructions have been issued?


in reply, said, his attention had not been called to this matter previously; but he had made careful inquiry, and was convinced that no such instructions as those mentioned in the Question were issued or acted upon.