HC Deb 09 March 1891 vol 351 c479

I beg to ask the Postmaster General, in view of the fact that telegraphists of the Central Telegraph Office, performing duty on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., have no stated time allowed for their mid-day meal, whether he will direct that they shall have an uninterrupted dinner time of half-an-hour, similar to that which is given to the staff on week-days?


In reply to the noble Lord, I have to state that at the Central Station special arrangements are made with a view to enable the telegraphists as far as possible to obtain their meals on Sundays without interruption. As regards the time occupied in taking them, there is no objection to as much as half-an hour being allowed for the purpose.

In answer to a further question from Earl COMPTON,


said: My answer must be regarded as fixing the practice in future.