HC Deb 14 February 1882 vol 266 cc632-3

asked the Postmaster General, with reference to the Memorials of the London letter-carriers, forwarded to him on the 26th April last year, and alleging sundry grievances, which he had already taken into his consideration before the end of the ensuing month, on what ground his answer has been so long delayed; and, whether the Memorialists may now expect to receive it in the course of the present financial year? He should feel obliged if the right hon. Gentleman would also include in his reply the case of the auxiliary letter-carriers.


In reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that since Memorials from the London letter-carriers were received, Memorials to the same, or nearly the same, effect have reached me from all parts of the country, and that into them it has been necessary to make a thorough examination. A Departmental Committee was appointed in the autumn to investigate all matters complained of in these Memorials. The result of their inquiry, which necessarily occupied a considerable time, was laid before me about a fortnight ago, and since that time I have done what I could to arrive at a conclusion on the subject. I cannot fix the precise date on which I shall be in a position to give an answer to the Memorialists; but I can assure the hon. Member that there shall be no unnecessary delay.