§ Mr. SUMMERBELL
asked the Postmaster-General, in regard to paragraph 99 of the Hobhouse Report, if he could state what is meant by cases of hardship which are treated exceptionally; and whether those who have performed the duties of the higher class during the past four years may claim to be qualified and to be exempt from the recurring deduction of two months from the extra remunerative period?
§ Mr. BUXTON
I cannot in the limits of a brief answer indicate the nature of the eases which have been demanded, or may demand, exceptional treatment. The recurrent performance of higher duties during a portion of several years in succession cannot be regarded as creating an occasion for exceptional treatment.