§ Mr. JAMES O'CONNOR
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that an auxiliary postman met with an accident at Perth station on the 15th instant, and that he was kept in the mail porters' office for over an hour before being taken to the hospital, owing to the fact that an ambulance could not be got and no one would take the responsibility of incurring an expense for cab fare; and whether he will issue instructions to see that such delay in cases of accident does not occur.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I find that an auxiliary postman met with an accident to his foot at Perth station on the 15th instant, and I am informed that he was assisted to the mail porter's room where first aid was rendered by a member of the railway ambulance corps. I regret to learn that some little delay occurred in getting the postman home. Instructions have been issued on the subject.