§ MR. LOUIS SINCLAIR
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether, seeing that a number of London telegraphists acquired certificates during the Science and Art Examinations of May, 1899, which entitled them to a double increment, he will explain why some of the clerks in the London district offices have not received the money, notwithstanding repeated applications, and whether the Postmaster General will investigate the cause of the delay.
§ MR. ANSTRUTHER (for Mr. HANBURY)
The increments have been allowed and take effect from the date of the certificate of qualification in each case. The delay arose from the correspondence which was necessarily involved with the various institutes concerned.