§ MR. MADDISON (Sheffield, Brightside)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that, although the Treasury authorised the employment of cooks to prepare the meals of the male staff in the Eastern Central District Post Offices some months since, the arrangement has not been carried out because of the lack of accommodation and insanitary condition of the post offices; and whether the Postmaster General will take steps to carry out the necessary alterations that the staff may have the benefit of the improvements.
§ MR. HANBURY
The Treasury authority has not been given nor sought for the employment of cooks to prepare meals for the male staff' in the Eastern Central District Post Offices; nor is it the case that the arrangement has not been carried out because of the lack of accommodation or insanitary condition of the offices. A committee has already inquired into the matter, and expects to be able to formulate a scheme shortly.