HC Deb 20 April 1891 vol 352 cc932-3
DR. KENNY (Cork, S.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he can state the cause of the delay in putting into force the promised scheme of revision for the supervising officers of the Dublin Telegraph Staff, having regard to his assurances, on the 15th April, 1890, that the said revision had been already applied to Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester, &c., and that other offices were to be dealt with in their order of importance; whether Dublin is in the same group as to importance as the offices above named; whether several offices belonging to a group of minor importance, namely, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Leeds, Bristol, Belfast, &c., have been already dealt with; whether he will now carry out the revision in Dublin, and make it retrospective in action, so as to put the Dublin officers on an equality with officers of the towns belonging to the same group as Dublin, who have had the advantage of the revision for a year; and can he state whether the delay, in dealing with Dublin, arises from local causes, or does it lie with the Central Department?


In reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that I have before me now the cases of Dublin and Edinburgh. Some important questions connected with them have arisen, which present difficulty and require careful consideration. Until the difficulties are removed I can come to no conclusion, and I am, therefore, not in a position to say more than that I am giving to the subject my earnest attention, and shall endeavour to settle it as soon as practicable. I fear I can at present make no promises as to dates of commencement.