§ MR. HENRY SMITH WRIGHT
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether it is the fact that the Nottingham postmen have to go on duty three or four times daily in order to complete a day's work, thereby greatly curtailing the time they can spend at their homes; and, if so, whether it will be possible so to alter the system that no postmen should have to go on duty more than twice each day?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. A. MORLEY,) Nottingham, E.
It, would be impracticable to arrange the duties of postmen at Nottingham or elsewhere so as to give two daily attendances only to each man without great waste of public money. At Nottingham, as elsewhere, the postmen performing the more important duties are required as a rule to give three attendances in the day. The postmen performing minor duties, such as collections (usually the younger postmen), have to give four attendances, and it is not considered necessary to make any change. The attendances of all the postmen have recently been brought within a period of about 12 hours out of the 24.