HC Deb 19 June 1890 vol 345 c1362
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether the official shorthand writer, sent by the Postal Authorities to a National Conference of Telegraphists recently held, has reported that resolutions strongly protesting against the writer's presence at the meeting were passed; and whether, in view of the great dissatisfaction thereby caused, he will in future abstain from sending such Government reporters to such meetings?


Having seen the shorthand notes of the Conference to which the hon. Member refers, I have no intention of modifying the conditions on which meetings for the discussion of official questions are allowed to be held. Additional evidence of the value of such a Report is furnished by the request which reached me yesterday from the officer who acted, I believe, as Chairman of the Conference, to be supplied with a copy of the official report for the use of his committee, a request which I have had great pleasure in granting.