§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General whether he is aware that a number of telegraphists who have been sent to telegraph offices at race meetings and other special events during the last two months have not been paid their subsistence allowances; and whether, seeing that these men have been put to considerable expense as a result of lodging away from home, the sums due to them can now be paid.
(Answered by Mr. Austin Chamberlain.) The Postmaster General is only aware of one case, in which, owing to the official†See preceding volume, p. 1008.122 papers having been unfortunately mislaid, the subsistence allowances have not been duly paid. Instructions have now been given for payment to be made.