MR. GEORGE RUSSELL
asked the Postmaster General, Whether it is the case that, though letter carriers and other post office servants in towns have regular holidays, no such holidays are allowed to similar officials in rural districts; and, if so, whether he would be prepared to extend to the rural officials the same indulgence as is enjoyed by those engaged in towns?
§ MR. FAWCETT
Speaking generally, Sir, it is the case, as stated by my hon. Friend, that rural letter-carriers have no holidays. I am glad, however, to be able to say that a proposal I recently made has just been sanctioned by the Treasury, which will henceforward enable rural letter carriers to have a week's holiday in each year. With regard to town auxiliary letter-carriers having holidays, this is one of the points which are now being considered in connection with the Memorials they have forwarded to me.