HC Deb 01 April 1898 vol 55 cc1669-70
MR. W. H. K. REDMOND (Clare, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether any members of the Cork telegraph staff refused to select their periods of annual leave for 1897; and, if so, how many, and at what time did they get the same; and if it is the intention of the telegraph authorities at Cork to carry out the telegraphists annual leave scheme as already arranged—namely, by seniority?


Four telegraphists declined to select any period for annual leave when the lists were being made out. They were allowed leave later on as circumstances admitted, two of them in September, one partly in May and partly in September, and one in November. It is intended to carry out the arrangement of annual leave at Cork this year by seniority. The arrangements for future years are now under consideration.