§ Mr. WILLIAM THORNE
asked the Postmaster General whether he will state what were the terms of reference given to the1794W
medical officers who reported on the conditions of telephone working; and whether the Report as published contained the whole of the conclusions submitted to him by the medical committee?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The terms of the reference were as follows: "To inquire whether the conditions of working of telephone operators are such as are likely to be prejudicial to the health of the operators; and, if, in their opinion, the work as at present carried on is unduly trying to girls and women such as those selected for employment in the service, to report, in consultation
with one of the practical officers of the Department who would be nominated for the purpose, what remedial measures are practicable and advisable." The Report as published contains the whole of the conclusions submitted to me by the medical committee.