§ MR. STEADMAN
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether he is aware of the existence of any rule or order prohibiting Post Office employees from exhibiting in their retiring rooms the rules of their various associations; and, if so, whether he will take such steps as will cause the restrictions complained of to be removed; and, should no such restrictions exist, can he state on whose authority the chief postal superintendent at Glasgow refused to initial the local rules of the United Kingdom Postal Clerks' Association for exhibition on the retiring room notice board on 23rd March?
§ MR. HANBURY
The authorised practice is to allow the exhibition in the retiring rooms of notices of meetings, etc., of the various clubs and associations to which the men belong, but no notices intended to remain permanently or for an indefinite period on the board, or notices containing controversial matter or electioneering notices are allowed to be exhibited in post offices. Each notice has to be submitted to the postmaster for authority before it is put up in the retiring rooms, and, if approved, it is initialled by him or the officer deputed by him. The rules which are not allowed to be exhibited at Glasgow were apparently intended to be permanently exhibited, and were dealt with in accordance with the authorised practice.