§ MR. OCTAVIUS V. MORGAN (Battersea)
asked the Postmaster General whether he can now give any further information as to the date when the improvement in the hours of attendance of the City postmen (in reply to their 1562 petition of June, 1887), is likely to take place; and, if he has received a memorial asking payment for the excess time performed by them during the year 1888; and, if so, when an answer may be expected?
§ *THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES,) University of Cambridge
In reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that a very considerable improvement in the hours of attendance of the City postmen has been carried out, and the men are feeling the relief afforded. Their average attendance is now about seven hours and fifty minutes a day. I have received a memorial asking for additional payment for "excess time" in 1888, but no such payments have ever been made, and I do not think it would be proper to make them for out-door work which can be indefinitely prolonged by the men themselves.