§ Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
asked the Postmaster-General if he had inquired into the case of the telegraph messengers only being allowed twenty minutes for their meal time; if he could state to the House the result of this inquiry; and whether he was aware that under the rearrangement of the duties of the telegraph messengers at Portsmouth they were unable to get the relief allowed by Orders in Paragraph 2 of the General Post Office Circular Letter (Registered No. 508,824, 1908) of 14th February, 1910?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The inquiry is not yet completed. I will look into the arrangements at Portsmouth, but I should explain to the Noble Lord that the scheme set forth in the Circular he mentions applies only to officers employed upon indoor work.