HC Deb 20 April 1910 vol 16 c2087

asked the Postmaster-General whether any foreigners are employed by his Department as telegraph operators; and whether alien operators are employed on the East Coast of Yorkshire, and elsewhere, at stations and offices through which communications to and from the Fleet would be made in time of war?


Only British subjects are now eligible for appointment to the establishment of the Post Office. So far as I am aware the sole foreigner employed in a post office on the East Coast is of Greek nationality and has resided in this country since he was nine months old. I know of no other aliens employed at post offices through which communications to the Fleet would be made.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these frequent insulting references to foreigners are deeply resented by many people?