HC Deb 17 April 1905 vol 145 c291
MR. CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a telegraphist named Booth at the Central Telegraph Office, London, applied to be transferred to the Sorting Department by reason of the fact that he suffered from telegraphic cramp in his wrist, and was unable to perform manipulative duties; that the chief medical officer stated that Booth was physically competent to perform the duties in the Sorting Department; and that Booth is to be dismissed the service; and, if so, whether, in view of the fact that he could be employed in another department, he will consider the matter with a view towards retaining the services of this officer.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The case is now under consideration, and I hope soon to be able to give a decision.