§ MR. NANNETTI
To ask the Postmaster-General if his attention has been drawn to complaints about telegraphic delay recently made in Dublin; can he say what is the cause of the delay; is he aware that a number of officers who had hitherto been solely employed in the instrument room are doing duty daily in the sorting office, and that, though the instrument room is meagrely staffed, there are several fully qualified male and female learners awaiting appointment in Dublin for upwards of two years; and, if so, what steps will be taken in the matter.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) My attention has not been drawn to complaints about delay to telegrams in Dublin. I am aware that owing to the falling off in telegraph business certain officers have been transfered from telegraph to postal work to prevent the instrument room being overstaffed.