HC Deb 03 May 1883 vol 278 c1705

asked the Postmaster General, Whether it is a fact that several letter carriers in Belfast who have served for over five years without complaint, have not got the good service stripe; and, if so, would he explain the reason?


Sir, in reply to the hon. Member, I may state that the number of good conduct stripes allotted to each locality is limited. They are conferred upon the most deserving letter carriers, and therefore it does not follow that any particular letter carrier who has not obtained a good conduct stripe at the present distribution will always be debarred from receiving one. Each man's claims will be considered as vacancies occur. The number of letter carriers at Belfast who have received good conduct stripes is 17.