Mr. MACVEAGfH (Down, S.)
To ask the Postmaster-General if the conditions of employment of assistant postmen laid down in the Tweedmouth Report, and the conditions subsequently conceded as the result of the Norfolk-Hanbury Conference to auxiliary postmen doing somewhat less than five hours per day but receiving payment for five hours are still in force; and whether the men performing such duties are eligible for all the benefits, even though they have not entered the postmen's ranks through the Army, the Navy, or the telegraph messenger service.
§ (Answered by Lord Stanley.) Assistant postmen, who must be either ex-telegraph messengers or ex-soldiers and sailors, receive the benefits conceded under the Tweedmouth recommendations. The special concession given to certain auxiliary postmen performing less than five hours work a day, but receiving payment for five hours, applies to London postmen only. It was not the intention of the Duke of Norfolk and the late Mr. Hanbury to extend the concession to all auxiliaries WOT king less than five hours.