HC Deb 10 December 1888 vol 331 c1599
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether he is now in a position to state when he can reply to the further Petition of the Male Staff (Established) of the Central Post Office, which was forwarded to him in January last?


The Petition to which the hon. Member refers prayed that a previous one to which an unfavourable reply had been given should be reconsidered. It is, I think, detrimental to the interests of the Service that, when a Petition has been fully considered and an answer given, a fresh Memorial should be immediately presented in the form of a rejoinder. I am not in a position to hold out hopes of any change in the status of the Memorialists, which would largely increase the expenditure of the Department; but the subject shall receive further consideration.