HC Deb 03 June 1897 vol 50 c171

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the telegraph service in Scotland at the country post offices on the 22nd June will, as on Sundays, be limited to one hour, so that the telegraphists may not be detained the whole day in their respective offices?


Having the whole of the United Kingdom in view, I stated on the 13th ultimo, in answer to a Question of the hon. Member for Devonport, that the arrangements would be the same throughout the United Kingdom as on ordinary Bank Holidays, and the telegraph offices would, as a rule, be kept open as on ordinary days to meet the convenience of the public, but that the less important offices in towns would be closed as far as possible. The Postmaster General does not think he can make any exception in the case of Scotland.