§ MR. STUART-WORTLEY (Sheffield, Hallam)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether any answer has been sent to the Petition of the telegraphists at Sheffield complaining of exceptional stagnation in promotion in that department of the Sheffield Post Office; and whether such Petition was dated 6th April, 1893?
§ *MR. A. MORLEY
The telegraphists in question were informed in July last that their Memorial had not been lost sight of. I am deferring any decision on this case, as on similar applications, until I receive the Report of a Committee which I appointed some time ago to inquire into the working of the telegraphic system. The Committee have made considerable progress with their investigations, and before completing them they propose to visit Sheffield, when the staff arrangements will be reviewed.