HC Deb 10 August 1909 vol 9 cc246-7
Captain CRAIG

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can state if the Parliamentary Committee's recommendations in favour of restricting the hours at rural telegraph sub-offices on bank holidays have been acted upon; if so, was effect given to them to the same extent in Ireland as in England; and can he state in how many rural telegraph sub-offices in England and Ireland respectively shorter hours were permitted the staff on the last bank holiday?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Sydney Buxton)

I am trying to lessen as much as possible the work to be done on bank holidays at rural sub-offices, and I have laid down in general terms the lines to be followed so as to minimise inconvenience to the public. Applications are dealt with as they arise, and no distinction is made between English and Irish offices.

Captain CRAIG

Will the right hon. Gentleman answer the last part of my question?


The information would take some trouble to collect, and I do not see what public advantage would be served by giving it.