HC Deb 06 July 1900 vol 85 c789

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the triple duty has been reintroduced in the Dublin sorting office, under a system by which officers perform three attendances, amounting in the aggregate to eight and a half or nine hours, the excess over eight ours being paid for as overtime; and whether an arrangement could be made to confine the number of attendances to two per day, in accordance with recent decisions, and in the event of a third attendance being necessary, the same to be paid for as overtime.


The triple duty has not been reintroduced into the Dublin sorting office, but a few of the sorting clerks are occasionally required to attend three times a day in cases of exceptional pressure, and they are then paid at the usual rates for extra duty for all attendance in excess of eight hours, in accordance with the regulations. No departure from this rule would he warranted.