§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that at Coleraine the total amount of cash, licences, postal orders, and stamps, varying from £300 to £700 per day, has been in charge of the sorting clerk and telegraphist at the counter work, and in February last a Return was furnished on these lines; that on April 1st these figures were reduced by nearly one-half and a Return taken and substituted for the previous one by special instruction of the surveyor, and that since then the reduction in licences, postal orders, and stamps has been maintained, but the full amount of cash has been replaced; and, if so, will he say whether these alterations were made for the purpose of dealing with the reclassification of offices; and whether a similar method has been adopted in other offices.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) I have no information about the circumstances to which the hon. Member refers, but I may" at once say that they could have no bearing whatever on the classification of Coleraine.