HC Deb 14 March 1887 vol 312 cc170-1

asked the Postmaster General, Whether two of the female clerks attached to the Omagh Post Office have hours of duty assigned to them which do not necessitate their attendance at either an early or late hour; whether the duty of the third clerk is so arranged as to compel her to attend both at early and late duty; whether the Inspecting Telegraphist of the Northern Postal Division is aware of the existing arrangements in the Omagh Post Office; and, whether independent inquiries will be instituted as to the mode in which business generally has been conducted in the post office referred to?

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

From inquiry which I have made, it appears that the duties at the Omagh Post Office are, on the whole, fairly distributed between the hours of 7 in the morning and 8 at night amongst the three female clerks there with duo intervals of rest for each. If any one of the female clerks wishes to make a representation with a view to the alteration of her present hours of duty, her proper course is to submit it in the usual manner, when I should look into the case. The Inspecting Telegraphist exercises no control over the office hours. The duties at the Omagh Office are performed satisfactorily, and there are very few complaints against that office.