HC Deb 26 March 1900 vol 81 c325
MR. M'GHEE (Louth, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether London telegraph clerks are entitled to free medical attendance, and whether the official doctors' officers visit patients who cannot leave their homes; and whether the Postmaster General will take steps to make adequate provision for giving the London telegraphists free medical attendance, in accordance with the statement made in the Parliamentary Return issued on the Motion of the Member for the Blackfriars Division of Glasgow in 1898.


There are no persons called telegraph clerks in London. The London telegraphists whose salaries are not over £160 a year are allowed free medical attendance at their offices or at their homes provided the homes are within the prescribed limit of three miles from the head office of the district in which they are employed. If they reside beyond this limit they are entitled to receive advice and medicine on application at the surgery of the medical officer.