§ MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)
To ask the Postmaster-General if he is aware that on several occasions recently many sorting clerks and telegraphists were deprived of the nine clear hours at home in the Dublin sorting office; and can he say why the stringent instructions issued by his predecessor to the Dublin authorities were not carried out.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The normal attendances of the sorting clerks and telegraphists at Dublin provide for an interval of nine clear hours at home in every case. The only occasions on which the interval has been interfered with are when, owing to exceptional pressure, some of the men have been detained for a short time on extra duty, which is, of course, paid for at the authorised rates.