HC Deb 26 July 1898 vol 62 cc1324-5
MR. STEADMAN (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether telegraph clerks, are awarded a double increment upon passing the examinations for technical telegraphy (ordinary grade), City Guilds, and the elementary stage of electricity and magnetism (elementary stage), science and art; will he explain why clerks passing second class in technical telegraphy, and likewise holding the first-class certificate for electricity and magnetism, are eligible for the increment, while clerks passing second class in electricity and magnetism and first-class in technical telegraphy are disqualified; and whether the Postmaster General will consider the advisability of removing this restriction?


This Question only appeared on the Paper this morning, and I cannot undertake to answer Post Office questions at such short notice.


I will put it on Thursday.