§ MR. BROOKFIELD
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether a record is kept of all offences committed by telegraph messengers in the postal service; and, whether there would be any objection to supplying, in the form of a Return, information as to the number and nature of such offences, and the mode in which they have been dealt with by the authorities during some reasonable stated period?
§ * MR. HANBURY
Records are kept of all offences committed by telegraph messengers in the postal service; but the records are kept locally, and are not, except as regards serious offences, forwarded to London. As the Department employs about 13,500 of these messengers and they are located in a very large number of offices, such a Return as that asked would involve much labour and would be very difficult to frame.