HC Deb 20 November 1912 vol 44 cc307-8W

asked the Postmaster General whether postmasters and sub-postmasters are required to prevent, or made in any way answerable for, illegal juvenile smoking among telegraph messenger boys; and, in view of the number of boys in that service who become demoralised and worthless, whether he will introduce some useful occupation for their spare time, subject to inspection and reward for merit?

Captain NORTON

The answer to the first part of the hon. Member's question is that no telegraph messenger is allowed to smoke, whatever his age may be, whether on or off duty, whilst in uniform. I cannot accept the opinion embodied in the second part of the question.