§ MR. NANNETTI
To ask the Postmaster-General if he will order a Return to be issued stating the number of postal and telegraph officials in Great Britain and Ireland respectively in receipt at the present time of a pension from the Department, and the number of such who have been in receipt of same for the past ten years; also the number of officials in Great Britain and Ireland respectively who have died in the service with upwards of five years service.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The number of Post Office pensioners at the present time is as follows:—Great Britain, 6,369; Ireland, 471. Of this number 1,762 in Great Britain and 163 in Ireland have drawn their pensions for the past ten years. The number of officials in Great Britain and Ireland who died in the year ending December 31st, 1904, after as much as five years service, was 179 and 22 respectively.