§ MR. JOWETT (Bradford, W.)
To ask the Postmaster-General why certain Bradford postmen have not yet been paid for overtime which they worked on Friday, 28th December, and Saturday, 29th December, 1906.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.)It is not usual to pay postmen for overtime due to prolonged delivery (which 653 as a rule cannot be checked) except on certain days of extreme pressure at Christmas time. The 28th and 29th of December were not among these days. I regret that a decision on this case has been delayed owing to the official papers having been accidentally mislaid.