§ MR. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, will he explain why the clerks employed in the Waring Street Office, Belfast, are not afforded the privilege of rotation, as intimated in a recent reply, and will the Department consider the matter; and did the Department, before the employment of this place as an office, feel satisfied that the necessary sanitary arrangements had been provided.
§ MR. HANBURY
The post office in Waring Street, Belfast, is a town sub-office, and until lately the post office duties were performed by assistants in the service of the sub-postmaster. Now there Are three women attached to the office who are established, but who are paid on a lower scale of wages than the head office staff, and consequently do not rotate with the head office staff. It is not usual to inspect the sanitary arrangements at a sub-office, and it is not likely that any such examination was made in 1887 when the Waring Street office was opened, but it is reported that at present sanitary arrangements in the office premises are quite satisfactory.