§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the repeated assurances of Postmasters-General that the staff have the right to combine, he will state why the local secretaries of the Postal Telegraph Clerks' Association at Armagh, Portadown, and Clones have been interfered with by the postmasters 1314 and surveying staff; and will he explain why an attempt is being made to stamp out the Postal Telegraph Clerks'Association in certain small towns in Ireland.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) I have nothing to add to my letter of July 11th, 1905, in which I informed the hon. Member that the officer at Clones to whom he referred had no just ground of complaint. A similar Answer applies in the case of the officer at Portadown, and no complaint has reached me as regards Armagh.
§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR
To ask the Postmaster-General if he will explain why the supervising officials made official inquiries with reference to the sender and object of a telegram handed in at Clones Rail Post Office on March 4th dealing with the work of the Postal Telegraph Clerks' Association.
(Answered by Lo d Stanley.) The explanation for which the hon. Member asks was given in my letter to him of April 4th, 1905.