§ MR. THORNE
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General how many messenger boys were on duty at the Stratford Post Office on 2nd February, the number of hours they were on duty, and the amount of pay they received for their services on that date.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
Seventeen telegraph messengers were employed at Stratford Branch Office on Sunday, 2nd February; ten were on duty from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and seven were on duty from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Telegraph messengers in London are not paid specially for the Sunday attendance which they are required to give, as a rule, every third Sunday, but are allowed "time off" in the week in place of it. I may add that the whole question of the attendance of telegraph messengers in London is occupying my attention.