HC Deb 21 July 1903 vol 125 c1319

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he received in February last a memorial signed by the great majority of the Dublin Sorting Office Staff protesting against the new system of annual leave, and asking that the system which obtained up to 1st January, 1903, be reverted to; if the Secretary, General Post Office, Dublin, had received in May last a further memorial signed by four elected representatives of the staff expressing dissatisfaction at the unusual delay and praying for an early reply; and whether, in view of the importance of the memorials and of the fact that no answer has as yet been given to either memorial, will the matter receive early attention.


The memorial was received and was duly considered by me, but the question of the arrangements at a number of other offices was involved and reports had to be obtained from them. The matter was finally decided by me last week, and the memorialists have been answered.