§ Mr. DAWES
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that certain London telegraphists who were required to perform special services in connection with the Naval Review in June last, have not yet been repaid money expended by them in connection with those duties; and whether he will state when the sums claimed will be repaid?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The telegraphists in question declined to accept the allowances authorised for the duty pending the result of an appeal which they addressed to me for a higher allowance. The decision of that appeal was delayed because the general question of the proper rates in such cases was under consideration. I have now, however, given instructions for the higher allowance to be paid.