asked if, in most London telegraph offices, the telegraph messenger boys are only allowed twenty minutes for their meal time, which seems insufficient, especially when boys have to go out to get their dinner; and will orders be given that more time should be allowed in future?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The minimum time allowed to boy messengers for the mid-day meal is twenty minutes, as stated by the hon. Member, but in the City and at certain other offices the time allowed is thirty minutes. I have not received any complaint with regard to these arrangements, but I will look into the matter.