HC Deb 06 March 1888 vol 323 cc380-1
MR. P. M'DONALD (Sligo, N.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether rural letter carriers at 10s. per week are entitled to get, free, two uniform suits of clothes every 18 months; and, whether, if that is so, the rural letter carrier running to and from Ballinacarrow, County Sligo, has been so supplied; and, if not, whether he will now be given the usual uniform suit ordered for such servants of the Department?

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

Rural postmen belonging to the Establishment and holding permanent appointments receive a suit of ordinary uniform every year, and a lighter suit for summer wear once in two years. Persons employed upon the minor deliveries are frequently not appointed postmen, but are employed by the local postmasters, and they do not necessarily have uniforms, even though their payment is as much as 10s. a-week. I understand that this is the case in regard to the Ballinacarrow post.