HC Deb 06 June 1907 vol 175 cc861-2
MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if his attention has been called to the fact that two assistant inspectors of postmen at Belfast were recently reported for employing telegraph messengers under sixteen years of ago, the official minimum, to deal with public correspondence; and whether, in view of the fact that no older boys were available, he will explain why twenty-one boys, who had been detained from three to five years on the understanding that they would receive permanent employ- ment as postmen as vacancies occurred, were a few months ago dismissed from the service, and in some cases warned of impending dismissal, as places could not be found for them.


Inquiry is being made in regard to the statements contained in the Question.