HC Deb 26 February 1903 vol 118 cc935-6
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he is aware that assistant surveyors in the Irish postal service are paid 15s. a day subsistence allowance, and first-class railway expenses, whilst inspecting telegraphists are paid only 10s. a day subsistence allowance and second-class railway fare; and whether, seeing that both classes of officers have similar expenses, he will consider the advisability of equalising the allowances granted to them.


I am aware of the difference referred to. Inspecting telegraphists are of a lower official rank than assistant surveyors, and their subsistence allowances follow their rank. The allowances in Ireland are the same as those in the rest of the United Kingdom, and I see no reason to alter them.

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