§ MR. BARRAN (Leeds, N.)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the recent practice of altering the duties of telegraphists in Leeds at a moment's notice, and to the fact that clerks performing early duties have been directed, at the expiration of a few hours work, to leave the office and return to complete their eight hours in the evening; and, if so, whether, seeing the inconvenience thus caused, he will direct that this action shall be discontinued.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) My attention has not been called to the practice at Leeds to which the hon. Member refers; but I will have inquiry made, and let him know the result.