§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that instructions have recently been issued by the superintending engineer to discontinue the allowance of 2d. per mile to linemen who use their own cycles for tracing line faults when trains or other conveyances are not available, and which allowance was sanctioned by the Postmaster-General about May, 1903; and, if so, whether he will see that this allowance is continued.
I am unable to trace the issue of any such instructions. Perhaps the hon. Member will be so good as to inform me by which of the superintending engineers he believes them to have been issued.