§ MR. WARDLE (Stockport)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General what railway telegraph offices are open for the transmission of postal telegrams on Sundays; whether the railway companies are paid by the Government for such work; and, if so, are the railway clerks who perform it paid extra for their Sunday duty.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
Public telegraph business is transacted on Sundays at nearly 700 railway stations, the railway companies receiving payment for such business at special commission rates. I have no knowledge of the arrangements between the railway companies and their servants as regards pay.