§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he is aware that certain postmasters interpret Rule 3 (section b) in the Town Postmen's Rate Book to mean that a postman should wear his coat buttoned from neck to waist (however hot the weather may be); and whether, seeing that Mr. Arnold Morley, when Postmaster General, held that the top button only was intended to be fastened, this interpretation will be acted upon by the Postmasters throughout Great Britain and Ireland.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN, Worcestershire, E.)
The Postmaster General is not aware that postmasters 56 interpret the rule in question to mean that a postman must wear his coat buttoned from neck to waist. The men should, however, even in hot weather, have the top button of their coats buttoned, as they would otherwise present a slovenly appearance. No special instructions on the subject seem necessary.