§ Mr. SUMMERBELL
asked the Postmaster General if the Messengers' Association have communicated with him as to their grievances, and as to whether he is prepared to receive a deputation from such association in regard to the same; and, if so, will he say what has been done in connection with such communication?
§ Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON
The Messengers' Association have submitted several memorials recently respecting the conditions of their service. A deputation from the association was received in February, 1908, by the Departmental Committee appointed by me to consider the cases of the classes not represented before the Select Committee. I do not consider that any useful purpose would be served at the present time by receiving another deputation. The association has already been informed to this effect, and the various points raised by them in their memorials have been dealt with in reply.