HC Deb 31 July 1899 vol 75 cc849-50
COLONEL DALBIAC (Camberwell, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether any complaints have been received from the female telegraphists, sent from the Western District Office to the Curzon-street Post Office, of the insanitary condition of that office; and if he can State if the authorities intend making any improvements in the arrangements.


The post office in Curzon-street is a sub-office, and the premises are provided, not by the Department, but by the late sub-postmistress. Recently, it has been necessary to take the management out of her hands, and the office is in charge temporarily; but the Department has no power to interfere with the premises. The accommodation for the staff is poor, but the medical officer reports that it is not insanitary. Arrangements, however, have been made to replace the women employed there by men until other accommodation can be obtained, so that the staff will no longer be a mixed one.