HC Deb 22 October 1912 vol 42 c1960W

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that sixty-five male and female clerks of Edinburgh General Post Office were crowded daily into a room 25 feet square; whether his attention has been called to the conditions under which telegraphists perform Stock Exchange duties in Edinburgh; and whether he proposes to take any action?


There is no truth whatever in the statement that sixty-five clerks at Edinburgh Post Office are crowded into a room 25 feet square. The Stock Exchange Telegraph Office is 15 feet high, 24 feet 6 inches long, and 21 feet 10 inches broad, and the maximum number of the staff does not exceed sixteen, while, except for two hours, it is much less. The medical officer reports that the room is clean and sanitary, and that the conditions in which the staff perform their duties are not injurious to health.