HC Deb 23 March 1888 vol 324 cc178-9
MR. TUITE (Westmeath,N.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether the officers of the Parcel Post in Dublin are at present obliged to work for eight hours every alternate Sunday without any extra pay, and are only paid for every hour they are on duty after the first eight hours; whether, when the Parcel Post was established in 1883, the then Postmaster General gave an undertaking that no Sunday duty would be expected from the officers engaged in that service; and, whether, having regard to the fact that in London the Parcel Post officers are paid for every hour they are on duty on Sundays, the officers in the Irish Department will be placed on the same footing?

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

, in reply, said, he had put himself in communication with the Department; and as soon as he had received the desired information he would answer the Question of the hon. Member.