§ MR. DU CROS (Hastings)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether the instruction issued in the Post Office Circular, No. 1702, on 13th February, 1906, stating that memorials or appeals may be addressed to him either direct or through the postmaster or head of a department by the secretaries of any of the postal associations, is still in force; if branch secretaries of the various organisations are still at liberty to make representations relating to the service and affecting their class to postmasters and surveyors; whether the secretary of a branch of a postal organisationis liable to censure for addressing memorials to his surveyor and submitting them through his postmaster; and if a higher official is permitted to inform the secretary of a branch of a postal association that he would get himself into trouble for addressing memorials to his surveyor, oven if submitted through his postmaster.
§ (Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The instructions issued in the circular referred to are most certainly still in force. Branch secretaries of associations of Post Office servants are at liberty to make representations relating to the service and affecting the class of which the branch is representative to the postmaster or head of the department. If the hon. Member will furnish me with information about the particular case to which the remainder of his Question appears to refer, I will inquire into it.