§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that two telegraphists at Bath, who were granted the dualincrement for postal knowledge, were, in consequence, for two years, kept on night duty in the postal branch, and in response to an application to be allowed 361 to relinquish the increment and return to their positions in the telegraph I branch, were informed that their places had been filled up by females, and that they will be transferred to another town; and, seeing that such action is at variance with the practice of the Department in other towns, where officers holding this increment have been allowed to relinquish it, will the Postmaster General cause steps to be taken with a view to safeguarding the position of these men.
(Answered by the Secretary to the. Treasury.) The Postmaster General will have inquiry made on this subject and will communicate with the hon. Member.