HC Deb 18 March 1912 vol 35 c1687W

asked the Postmaster-General whether the sum of 8s. 6d. per annum is fixed for medical attendance on wireless telegraph operators at Crook-haven; whether he is aware that the only available doctor resides at the village of Golun, five miles distant, and as much as 10s. has been charged for a single visit; whether he is aware that the rate fixed by the Post Office is insufficient to secure the services of a local medical man; will he say how the rate compares with the medical allowance paid in outlying districts by the Admiralty and the Royal Irish. Constabulary; and whether he will cause inquiry to be made into the adequacy or otherwise of the Post Office capitation grant for medical attendance at this and other isolated or inaccessible stations?


I am making inquiries, and will communicate with the hon. Member.