§ Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS (for Mr. Arthur Henderson)
asked the Postmaster-General if he can state the number of letter carriers or rural messengers who deliver letters seven days a week; and whether he can take steps to secure for all letter carriers and rural messengers one day's rest in seven?
§ Captain NORTON (for Mr. Buxton)
The number of Sunday posts cannot be stated without special inquiry, which would involve considerable labour. Postmen as a rule work only on alternate Sundays. Indeed, if they object to Sunday work it is generally possible to relieve them of it altogether; but usually they prefer to perform it. The existing arrangements are believed to be satisfactory to the public and to the staff, and I do not think they could be altered with advantage.