§ Mr. CROFT
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that, under the National Telephone Company, fitters, if away in the country and unable to get home for dinner, were allowed 1s. extra allowance, and also 6d. extra as an allowance for tea if away in the country after six o'clock in the evening, and that, now that the Government have taken over the telephones, neither of these allowances are made; and whether he could see his way to give the same allowances as under the National Telephone Company?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
Under a recent decision these officers will receive subsistence allowance at the rates recommended for the maintenance staff by the Select Committee of 1906–7, which, while differing in several respects from those paid by the National Telephone Company, are on the whole as advantageous to the staff.