HC Deb 29 June 1893 vol 14 c339
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.E.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether it is intended to appoint the acting mail messengers on the day mail service in Ireland permanently under the Inspector of Mails; and, if so, when will the appointments come into force?


I do not clearly understand the meaning of the question of the hon. Member. If it refers to the arrangement under which certain postmen are employed on travelling duties in charge of mails, I have to say that there is no intention of altering the existing arrangement, which is a convenient one, and is in operation not only in Ireland, but in England and Scotland. The postmen in question receive extra payment for this duty, and I may add that it is a duty which is eagerly sought for.