§ MR. KEIR HARDIE (Merthyr Tydvil)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that certain members of the telegraph staff at the Lombard Street Post Office recently handed in an appeal to the inspector in charge who declined to forward it to the higher authorities; and whether, in view of the Postmaster General's assurances that the staff possess the right of appeal, he will state the reasons for the refusal in this instance.
(Answered ty the Secretary to the Treasury.) The inspector in charge of the Lombard Street Post Office is well acquainted with the rules respecting appeals on official matters, but he did not consider that the appeal to which the hon. Member refers came within that category. The appeal was from certain juniors of the counter and telegraph staff that accommodation might be provided by the Department for their friends as well as themselves to see the Royal Procession, which it was expected would take place on the 27th ultimo. Places to view the procession had already been provided for the men themselves.