HC Deb 15 June 1891 vol 354 c410
MR. CLANCY (Dublin Co. N.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General with reference to his statement on the subject of additional payment for Sunday duty to the indoor officials of the Post Office, whether telegraph Inspectors, bag officers, parcel office assistants, yard officers, hall porters, and labourers are still denied such additional payment for Sunday duty; and, if so, whether the Treasury Minute of July, 1890 has been complied with, and whether, if the Treasury Minute referred to does not contemplate payment for Sunday duty to the officers mentioned, he will consider the advisability of amending it, with a view to placing them on an equality in respect of such payment with all other indoor officers?


In reply to the hon. Member, I would point out that there would appear to be some misapprehension on the subject to which his question refers. The Treasury Authority of July, 1890, related to an entirely different part of the organisation of the Department, and does not include the various classes of officers which the hon. Member specifies. There can, therefore, be no question of amending that authority; but I may inform the hon. Member that the point raised by him is now under the examination of the Treasury.