HC Deb 24 June 1897 vol 50 cc506-7
MR. H. C. F. LUTTRELL (Devon, Tavistock)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he would take steps to supply all rural postmen with free medical attendance, in the same way as postmen in towns; or, in the event of the Department being unable to grant free medical attendance where there are not sufficient postmen to warrant the employment of a medical officer, whether an allowance could be paid to rural postmen when they have to seek medical advice?


Rural postmen who reside in or start from a town where the Department has a medical officer are entitled to free medical attendance, and those who reside more than three miles from the town can obtain advice and medicine free at the surgery; but beyond this the Postmaster General is not prepared to go.