§ MR. J. H. YOXALL (Notts, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the Memorial of J. T. Carrington and T. Saunders, forwarded by the Postmaster of Nottingham on or before 14th October, 1897, was duly received; can he now explain why no reply to the Memorial has been forwarded; and can a reply now be sent?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HANBURY,) Preston
The original Memorial from these postmen seems, unfortunately, to have been lost, but a copy of it has now been obtained from the Postmaster of Nottingham. The memorialists complain that they were taken off some sorting duties to which 7s. allowances were attached, and placed on stamping duties for which only 4s. allowances were granted. But the Postmaster General has ascertained that this was done because the men were found incompetent for the sorting work. In these circumstances, he does not consider that the men have any ground for complaint, and they will be so informed.