§ COLONEL DALBIAC (Camberwell, N)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether all telegraphists entering the Government service since 1896 are expected to acquire a knowledge sorting duties; and whether the addi- 517 tional increment for acquaintance with postal work will be granted to them after live years' service?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (for Mr. HANBURY)
Notice was given in January 1896 that on and after the 1st February 1896, at all provincial offices at which there is a divided staff far sorting and for telegraph duties, male candidates for appointment would be required to qualify both in postal and telegraph duties, and be appointed on vacancies to a combined class of sorting clerks and telegraphists. A similar arrangement for dual training of new entrants applies in London. This being so, such officers will not be eligible for the additional increment.