Marquess of TITCHFIELD
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that telephone operators in the town of Newark work seven days in the week and are granted no yearly holiday; and whether he will see his way either to give them one day off per week or 12 days' holiday per year?2051W
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
My Noble Friend would appear to have been misinformed. The telephone operators at Newark work six days a week, and have the usual holidays proper to their class. There is in addition a night and Sunday attendant, who is provided with accommodation and paid an allowance for attending to any calls during the night and on Sundays. Persons so employed are not eligible for paid annual leave.