§ SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derbyshire, Ilkeston)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether his attention has been called to the omission from the Forty-eighth Report of the Post Office of the tables referring to "Deaths from Phthisis" and "Superannuation from Phthisis"; whether he can state the reason for the omission of this, informa- 1526 tion; and whether he will direct that they be inserted in the next Report.
§ MR. ANSTRUTHER (for Mr. HANBURY)
Tables referring to deaths and superannuation from phthisis among the Post Office staff were omitted from the last Report in order to increase the space available for particulars of more general interest, and because there seemed to be no sufficient reason for bringing phthisis into special prominence. The number of deaths and superannuations during the year from this disease, as well as from others, was given in Appendix F to the Report, and the Postmaster General is disposed to think that the information there given is sufficient.