HC Deb 04 May 1903 vol 121 cc1184-5
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

To asK the Postmaster-General whether he will explain why a woman telegraphist from Beckenham has been placed in charge of the branch office at St. James' Street, Brighton, to the disadvantage of the Brighton female staff, seeing that the clerk promoted has performed counter duties for ten years, whilst the Brighton telegraphists have been performing these duties since the office was staffed by women.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) I have nothing to add to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member on this subject on the 7th ultimo.†