HC Deb 10 September 1886 vol 309 cc23-4
MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

asked the Postmaster General, In what capacity and by what authority a Dr. Field, whose name does not appear among the Medical Staff, was employed at the General Post Office in July last in the examination of officers who had previously forwarded from their own medical men certificates of unfitness for duty; how long Dr. Field was employed; how much he was paid; and, who paid him?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

Dr. Field was employed for five weeks under the authority of my Predecessor, and paid at the rate of £3 3s. a-week, out of the sum of £100 provided for the purpose of paying substitutes in the absence of the medical officer on annual leave. The amount will be seen at page 76 of the Estimates. His duty was to perform all the duties attaching to the officer whose duty he was taking.