§ MR. T. HARRINGTON (Dublin, Harbour)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether the sorting clerks in the General Post Office, Dublin, have recently been informed that the concession as to overtime at one and a quarter rate would be allowed retrospectively from 11th July, 1890; and whether the same allowance for overtime will be made to the other officers as well as the sorters?
§ MR. A. MORLEY
I am not aware to what announcement the hon. Member refers. Sorting clerks at Dublin have had the advantage of the concession as to overtime since July, 1890. Any higher rate of payment for overtime sanctioned in the case of any officers can only commence from the date of the Treasury authority for granting concession. This rule would govern any cases such as those alluded to in the last paragraph of the hon. Member's question.
§ MR. T. HARRINGTON
Am I to understand that the concession has only recently been made, but that the allowance will date back?