HC Deb 18 February 1896 vol 37 c547
MR. W. J. CORBET (Wicklow, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, will he explain why Masters of workhouses in Ireland have not the privilege of sending free telegrams on Poor Law business, a privilege accorded to other public departments?


The only persons who are entitled to send telegrams on Government service without payment are officers of the Crown, whose salaries are wholly provided for out of Imperial funds. Masters of workhouses are, of course, the officers of the Local Authority and not of the Crown.


asked, if the Postmaster General would take steps to facilitate the sending of these telegrams?


did not think so.