HC Deb 02 March 1899 vol 67 c1031
COLONEL DALBIAC (Camberwell, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, if he will state whether the arrangements made between the Postmaster-General and the Treasury regarding the performance of duties at seaside towns by convalescent clerks of the Central Telegraph Office and the Metropolitan districts have been completed; and, whether the Postmaster-General can make the terms public?


In future the practice will be limited to the following eases:—(1) Those of officers who have broken down or are in danger of breaking down from overtime performed either compulsorily or in response to a call for volunteers. (2) Cases of actual or impending illness among such officers which can be certified as being due to causes specifically attributable to the nature of the officer's duties. The Treasury have not found it practicable to sanction the continuance of the practice referred to by the honourable Member, because there is no sufficient reason for giving to Post Office servants privileges in excess of those already accorded to the whole of the Civil Service, except so far as the conditions of postal work may be abnormal, and expose Post Office servants to risks of illness from which the servants of other Departments are free.