§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he will state whether it is part of the duty of a night postman to do the work of a counter hand in making up parcels for despatch; whether he is aware that in most large post offices in Ireland postmen are called upon to sort, label, and cancel stamps on parcels, which in the daytime is done by the clerk on duty; and will he direct that either such work be done by the clerk on duty or that extra pay for the same be made to the postmen on night duty.
Primary sorting and stamping are part of the recognised duties of a postman. If the hon. Member will furnish me with particulars as regards the office at which a postman is employed in despatching parcels. I will inquire into the circumstances.
§ MR. J.P. FARRELL
If I give the name of the postman will the noble Lord guarantee he shall not be dismissed?