§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
To ask the Postmaster-General why the auxiliary postmen in Ireland are not supplied with overcoats as is the case with the men on the regular staff.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) It has not hitherto been considered necessary to provide overcoats for rural auxiliary postmen who work less than five hours a day or for town auxiliary postmen who work less than three hours a day. The rule applies to the United Kingdom and not to Ireland only.