§ MR. O'DONNELL
asked the Postmaster General, If he has received a 1820 petition from Clerks in the Postal Telegraph Department, Dublin, asking for an annual holiday equal to the annual holiday enjoyed by Postal Telegraph Clerks in London; and, what reply he has given to the petition?
§ MR. FAWCETT
Sir, two years ago an application was received from the telegraph force in Dublin requesting that those of their number who were in receipt of £2 a-week and upwards might be granted one month's leave in the course of the year; and in May last it was announced to the service generally that no extension of the annual leave could be granted. Since then no application on the subject has reached me from Dublin. I may add that in Dublin the period of annual leave is practically the same as in London—namely, for superintending officers, one month; for telegraphists, who have Sunday and night duty, three weeks; and for others, one fortnight.