§ MR. O'DONNELL
asked the Postmaster General, Why the Female clerks in the Telegraph Department at Dublin, receiving thirty shillings a week and upwards, were refused the annual holiday of three weeks enjoyed by Female clerks receiving a similar rate of salary in London; whether such "an anomaly," to use his words of the 26th of April of last year, will be remedied; and, if he could state why the petitions addressed by the Dublin clerks to that Department on May 1st 1883; October 16th 1883; and November 18th 1883, obtained no answer?
§ MR. FAWCETT
, in reply, said, that the subject referred to had been a long time under consideration. He was glad to be able to state that a decision had now been arrived at, and the female clerks in the Dublin Telegraph Department receiving 30s. a-week and upwards would be placed in the same position as female clerks receiving a similar rate of salary in London.