HC Deb 22 March 1907 vol 171 cc1274-5

To ask the Postmaster-General if he will have medical reports prepared showing whether the daily hurrying of telegraph messenger lads, under the stimulus of the docket or piece work system, results in many cases of overstrain and weakness in such lads appearing.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I am assured by the Chief Medical Officer to the Post Office that no case has been met with either by himself, during his long experience, or by his staff at headquarters, in which constitutional overstrain or weakness has arisen from the cause suggested among telegraph messengers, whether working at piece rates or by time.