§ MR. CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether the room containing the A. and B. Divisions Central Telegraphs has been reported as being in a sanitary condition, with good lighting arrangements, and free from overcrowding; and whether, as the officers of the Post Office Medical Department are responsible to the Postmaster-General for the safeguarding of the health of the staff, he will state when the last inspection of this instrument room took place.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The Chief Medical Officer to the Post Office, who has visited the room in question to-day, reports that it is in a sanitary condition and not overcrowed. Owing to the lofty building opposite the electric light has to be used in some parts of the room, but the arrangements made for this purpose are all that could be desired. He has received no complaints from the staff regarding the room. His last previous inspection was made a few months ago.