MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether, seeing that the telegraph messengers of Limerick are entitled to receive one halfpenny per message on all messages they deliver, he will explain why this payment has been withheld from them during the past three months; and, will he take steps for the arrears to be paid and the rule of one halfpenny per message to be observed regularly in future.
§ MR. HANBURY
It is not the case that the telegraph messengers are entitled to receive one halfpenny per message on all messages they deliver. The payment made to them is already high and cannot be increased; and no arrears are due.