HC Deb 12 June 1912 vol 39 c866
62. Mr. COOPER

asked the Postmaster-General the number of male telegraphists in the Central Telegraph Office, London, who, during the fortnight ending 11th May, required urgent medical treatment whilst on duty or have had to be escorted by another official to their homes; whether a number of men were absent during the week commencing 13th May either through nervous complaints or undergoing hospital treatment for eye-strain; whether these cases can be attributed to the expressed official demands for the attainment of certain averages; and whether he will cause a full inquiry to be made into the prevailing conditions in that office?

Captain NORTON

I was on the point of communicating with the hon. Member as regards the somewhat similar question he put to me on 13th May. I propose to embody in my reply the additional information asked for in the second sentence of the present question; but I may say at once that the inquiry discloses no ground for uneasiness in regard to the effect of the working conditions on the staff.