§ MR. CONYBEARE
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he can now give any definite reply to those clauses of the Petition presented by the London and suburban postmen in August, 1887, which, in his answer of the 27th October of that year, he reserved for future consideration?
§ *MR. RAIKES
In reply to the hon. Member I have to state that, of the four heads of the Postmen's Petition which remained unanswered, one, viz., that relating to the question of wages, is still under consideration. Another, relating to the rate of extra pay for extra duty when employed indoors, will probably be conceded at no distant date. The third, which was for summer uniform, has been conceded. The fourth, having reference to the substitution of boots for other articles of uniform, I am unable to concede—at all events at present.