HC Deb 16 May 1906 vol 157 c494

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he is aware that rural postmen in county Armagh are compelled to perform Sunday duty, and are required to travel miles to notify certain persons that no letters have arrived for them; and will he say what extra pay do they receive for this duty, and by whose directions it is performed?


A number of rural postmen in county Armagh are required to perform duty on alternate Sundays, for which they receive extra payment at the special Sunday rates. I am not aware that in any case a rural postman has to call at a house merely to notify that there are no letters for the occupants. If, however, the hon. Member knows of such a case, and will give me particulars, I will give instructions for the practice to be discontinued.