§ MR. HENDERSON (Durham, Barnard Castle)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a telegraphist named Chandler has been placed upon duties which give him no opportunity for perfecting himself in telegraphic manipulation, and that he asked for facilities to acquire a thorough knowledge, but his request was refused; and whether, in view of the fact that he has now been informed that his increment may be arrested because of his ignorance of telegraphic work, he will direct that this telegraphist shall be given equal opportunities with his fellow clerks.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) If the telegraphist referred to is Mr. Chandler, a sorting clerk and telegraphist at Middlesbrough, that officer is engaged in turn with his fellows upon the sorting and telegraph duties he is capable of doing. All the circumstances of his case have already been examined more than once both by my predecessor and myself, and I am quite satisfied that he has received proper treatment.