HC Deb 01 April 1892 vol 3 cc472-3
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he will instruct the medical officer to inquire into the cause of the heavy sickness among the staff at Moorgate Street Buildings Telegraph Office; whether the clerks have petitioned respecting the unsanitary conditions under which the principal meal of the day is obtained and the absence of any time allowed to obtain other meals; and whether he will allow these clerks the 20 minutes allowed for meals other than luncheon, and put them on an equality with their provincial colleagues similiarly placed?


The sickness is not heavy—as stated in the reply to the question of the hon. Member for West Aberdeen on the 18th March. There is nothing to add to that reply for one meal in the day they are allowed 30 minutes. Other refreshments, if required, must be taken at their seats.